NEW YORK (PIX11) — Little Amal, the 12-foot puppet symbolizing a 10-year-old Syrian girl, comes to New York City Wednesday, and she’s bringing an important message.

She has traveled over 5,592 miles around the world, spreading a message of solidarity for displaced people everywhere along the way. The journey is part of an ongoing effort to bring attention to the country’s decade-long crisis. Her artistic story is that she has walked across Europe in search of her mother and is now coming to America to find her uncle. 

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Children’s Chorus are set to greet her Wednesday at John F. Kennedy International Airport. More information, as well as the roster of events and performances in New York City, can be found here.