Baby Afraa was found under the rubble after the deadly earthquake in Turkey and Syria | Part of BOX2023
54 cm : 39 cm | Edition 100


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Baby Afraa was born on February 6 2023, in the northern Syrian town of Jinderis. She was found under the rubble, between her parents, her umbilical cord was still connected to her mother. The Mw7.8 earthquake in Turkey and Syria with a confirmed death toll of 60,000 also crushed her parents and four siblings the day she was born. It is the deadliest earthquake in what is now present-day Turkey and the deadliest natural disaster in its modern history. It is also the deadliest in present-day Syria since the 1822. An estimated 18 million people were affected and about 1.5 million people were left homeless. Although most deaths occurred in Turkey, this earthquake had a catastrophic effect on Syria, a country with one of the largest humanitarian crises in the world and that is already ravaged by over twelve years of war. In northwest Syria 4.1 million people depend on humanitarian assistance, the majority of whom are women and children. The story of the baby captivated Syria at the time, people from all over the world offered to adopt her. Baby Afraa, named after her late mother, become a symbol of hope. Something that Syria still desperately needs, and more…

3-Color silkscreen print on handcrafted Bhutanese paper. Hand signed