Designs of our Refugee Collection Greeting Cards, featuring artwork by Ada Jusic (two persons hugging), Nima Javan (a blue flower tapestry with mini whimsical characters in them) & Maria Tsymbal (a painting of a small lemon tree in a vase).
Refugee Collection Greeting Cards, featuring artwork by artists from refugee and migrant backgrounds. © Ada Jusic, Nima Javan & Maria Tsymbal

Introducing the Refugee Collection: Greeting Cards by Amnesty International UK

In a world where stories of resilience, hope, and creativity often go untold, Amnesty International UK presents this special collection that beautifully captures the passions and talents of artists from refugee and migrant backgrounds. 

Every day, all over the world, people make one of the most difficult decisions: to leave their homes in search of a safer, better life. Some people leave home to get a job or an education. Others are forced to flee persecution or human rights violations.

Our goal is for all refugees and migrants to be treated with dignity and respect, and an immigration and asylum system that is fair and effective.  

The Refugee Collection, featuring artwork by remarkable artists Ada Jusic, Nima Javan, and Maria Tsymbal, is a testament to the power of art that transcends borders. 

By purchasing these cards, you're not only sending heartfelt messages to your loved ones but also contributing to Amnesty International's mission to advocate for the rights of refugees and migrants worldwide.

And there's even more to feel good about – these cards are responsibly made, using vegetable-based inks and printed right here in the UK. The cards are part of Amnesty International UK’s new catalogue, which includes hundreds of ethical, organic, and fair trade gifts and everyday items.

You can view our new catalogue here, or request a copy from sct@amnesty.org.uk.

View Amnesty International UK's cards and calendars collections.

'Celebrations and Solidarity' by Ada Jusic

Ada Jusic, an accomplished illustrator and animator, channels her experiences of coming to the UK as a refugee from Bosnia  when she was a child into stunning visual narratives. With over a decade of experience, Ada's art has become her language of expression and identity during challenging times.

Having worked with organisations like the International Rescue Committee and The Frontline Defenders, Ada's artwork highlights her personal experiences, as well as helping other refugee and marginalised people tell their stories through collaborations. Her cards in the Refugee Collection reflect celebrations of life and unbreakable solidarity.

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'Incredible World' by Nima Javan

Nima Javan, a gifted painter, invites us into his world of intricate traditional Persian art and contemporary abstraction. Seeking refuge in the UK from North East Iran, Nima's art bridges cultures and generations.

Through his creations, he prompts us to contemplate our connection to the fragile planet we share. He masterfully blends traditional influence of 'Persian miniature' art with modern themes, inviting us to explore our place in the interconnected web of life.

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Paints from Ukraine’ by Maria Tsymbal

Maria Tsymbal is a talented Ukranian artist who studied at the Lviv Academy of Art and Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts. She fled Ukraine in 2022 and now resides in the UK, continuing to use a multitude of mediums and techniques to create art and contribute them to exhibitions.

Maria found her inspiration along the Black Sea coast of Southern Ukraine, capturing the vivid beauty of nature. Her cards reflect the diversity and charm of the world that surrounds us. 

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