The streets of Coventry were packed yesterday (Wed 27 Oct) as crowds of people gathered to welcome a giant puppet in search of her mother.

Little Amal, a 3.5m high puppet representing a nine-year-old Syrian girl, is at the heart of The Walk, travelling 8,000km in support of refugees.

So far Little Amal has walked across Turkey, Greece, Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and now the UK to focus attention on the urgent needs of young refugees.

Little Amal walked from Coventry Transport Museum, around the city centre shops, and ended up at University Square in Coventry.

She is expected in Erdington, Birmingham, this afternoon (Thurs).

Earlier this week she was welcomed at Westminster Cathedral by Cardinal Vincent Nichols.

At each stage of Little Amal’s journey she is welcomed by artistic and cultural events created by and reflective of the communities she visits.

Little Amal's incredible journey will end in Manchester next week.

Find out more about Little Amal

Photo Gallery by Con McHugh

Little Amal visits Coventry

Little Amal visits Westminster Cathedral