A giant puppet of a Syrian refugee child symbolizing millions of displaced children has arrived in England. The 11.5-foot (3.5-metre) puppet named Little Amal — meaning “hope” in Arabic — has been greeted by thousands of people in eight countries since setting off from the Turkish-Syrian border in July. The idea of Little Amal's search for her brother evolved from a play about migration and displacement set in a camp in northern France where migrants gather hoping to reach Britain. About 20,000 people have crossed the Channel to England by boat so far this year.

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