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ACTED in association with AptART is delighted to announce the launch of a new Street Art project with Syrian and Jordanian youth across North Jordan

[ACTED News] - The three month project, which runs until end of March 2014, builds on previous work with Syrian youth, refugees and internally displaced persons in the region. International and local artists in collaboration with Syrian and Jordanian youth will be creating 30 large scale public art pieces in Jerash, Ajloun, Irbid, Mafraq and Zaatari Refugee camp.

International artists Herakut (Germany), Ruben Sanchez (Spain), Luc van der Walt (South Africa), Jumana Hokan (Syria), David Shillinglaw (UK), Jonathan Darby (UK) and Samantha Robison (US) along with local artists and hygiene workers will be promoting positive relationships between refugees and host communities. The projects engage youth in creative activities and build awareness about issues affecting the youth and their communities.

The collection of artwork created during the project will be exhibited in Amman to commemorate three years since the Syrian crisis began. More information on dates and location to be announced.

AptART is a group of artists working to give marginalised youth a creative outlet with the aim of improving the difficult environments in which they live. AptART has joined forces with ACTED, UNICEF and the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department, in host communities throughout North Jordan. ACTED is currently responding to the Syrian refugee crisis by supporting Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan.

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