‘Little Amal' begins her journey across the U.S. to share the story of thousands of refugees

Little Amal, will be part of over 100 events during her two month trip through the country from September 7th through November 5th.

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The 12-foot puppet of a Syrian refugee girl is set to begin her journey across the United States on Thursday in Boston.

Little Amal, will be part of over 100 events during her two month trip through the country from September 7th through November 5th.

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In her visit to a city, she will be taking her first steps in Boston in Dewey Square and then move later in the day to Harvard Yard, where she will be welcomed by the Harvard Community and the City of Cambridge.

These events are looking to help with the Amal fund, which was established with Choose Love, saying the donations will "provide education, food, shelter, emergency medical care, legal assistance and much more for children like Little Amal.” according to the organization.

Little Amal has traveled across 13 countries meeting more than a million people, and watched by tens of millions more online.

You can find more information on the organization's website.

Alexandra Weber of the International Institute of New England says the mission is important to her organization, which exists because refugee children need to be welcomed warmly.

"What we're trying to do is get to that 10-year-old and be able to provide that first welcome and a sense that this is going to be OK," Weber said.

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