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Artist seeks to humanise the plight of refugees through intimate portraits

Thursday, 29 June 2017

At the Legatum Institute we are focused on tackling the major challenges of our generation—and seizing the major opportunities—to ensure the legacy we pass on to the next generation is one of increasing prosperity and human flourishing.

Our latest research has shone a spotlight on a group of people who are largely ignored and often invisible. This group of people who no longer belong in or to a country is now almost equal to the size of the UK.

Artist Hannah Rose Thomas is on a mission to share their stories and make these often invisible people, visible. To Governments, to local communities and to the wider global community. Hannah's intimate portraits of Syrian refugees in Jordanian refugee camps and refugees in the Calais 'Jungle' seek to humanise the individuals forced to flee their homes, whose personal stories would otherwise be left untold.

In a deeply personal and moving speech, Hannah recently addressed the Scottish Parliament to raise awareness of their plight.

Watch Hannah's speech here and view her work here


Maximilian Yoshioka writes in City A.M. about the opportunities for the UK in welcoming refugees

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Maximilian Yoshioka, lead researcher for Legatum Institute's Centre for Entrepreneurs makes the business case in City A.M. for welcoming refugees.


The Disastrous Non-Intervention in Syria

Monday, 29 August 2016

Physical, human and political damage on an unprecedented scale. Syria has turned into a disaster because of non-intervention writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute. (Washington Post