“All Wrapped Up”
Artist Ayesha Pearce explains the process and inspiration behind her Wrapped In Kindness design:“Before starting my design, I watched some stories of Syrian refugees and saw not only the challenges that they have to cope with over winter but also the touching and positive sides of UNHCR’s work, enabling refugees to thrive in their communities.
“One theme which really came through to me was this feeling of togetherness and supporting one another, both in the aid that is given to families especially through the winter months but also the way they seemed to really champion each other as families, which I loved.
“I was really touched by the use of blankets, and how the most important thing for Um Ismael and her family was to get their gas canister refilled so they can heat their homes and try to protect themselves against the really vicious rain storms and the snow.
“I wanted to create something that people would want to use, but I also wanted to give a nod to this feeling of everyone huddling together and coming together. I found the words ‘All wrapped up’ conveyed that feeling of togetherness and community.
“This design is graphic, using some of my signature shapes. It was really important to me to use colours that felt really toasty and warm, so I chose pinks and reds, really warm, glowy colours to give that feeling of heat and cosiness.”
This winter tens of thousands of displaced Syrian and Afghan families with no one else to turn to will struggle to keep warm. As you wrap gifts this winter, please give a gift of kindness to help UNHCR deliver life-saving relief like blankets, tent insulation kits, and emergency winter payments.
Over the coming months, hundreds of thousands of refugees and displaced families will face sub-zero temperatures. We are on the ground distributing life-saving aid to help families survive the freezing cold winter months.
Stoves and fuel
to cook meals, generate heat and dry wet clothing
to protect a family from the harsh elements
Emergency cash payments
to help families buy what they need most
We rely on voluntary contributions to make our work possible.
Thank you for standing with refugees.