International illustrators including Christoph Niemann, Jean Jullien and Mrzyk & Moriceau have contributed artwork to the Unicef #illustrators4children campaign on Instagram.
Ahead of the UN General Assembly in New York where world leaders are meeting to discuss solutions to the refugee and migrant crisis, Unicef aimed to raise awareness of the issue and that it says is “first and foremost a children’s crisis.”
The organisation has invited illustrators to submit artworks with the brief: “What is your wish for refugee and migrant children?” The line-up of contributors also includes Ayumi Takahashi, Liana Finck, Mikela Prevost, Nathan Douglas Yoder, Kindah Khalidy, Monika Forsberg, Thiago Binachini and Meera Lee.
Unicef is inviting the creative community to join the campaign by posting artwork under the hashtag #illustrators4children. Christoph Niemann said on his post: “There may be different opinions on how to solve the refugee crisis politically. There should be no different opinions that the weakest victims – the children who are trying to save their bare lives – need our support, compassion and humanity.”
“I wanted to create a world, a type of peaceful and wonderful feeling that any children at that age should be able to feel. And we should do anything we can to help providing that feeling for them.”