''Artists may not be able to change regimes, influence governments or save the migrants, but they can raise awareness of a reality that has become part of the contemporary socio- political environment. As visual storytellers and communicators, we can continue to pose questions and challenge indifference in the work we make, highlighting the positive impact that the migration of peoples, cultures and ideas has had across the globe.''
Such was the brief illustrators the world over were given by the Biennial of Illustration Bratislava and the International Centre for the Picture Book in Society, United Kingdom. And the response was immediate and overwhelming with close to 200 postcards featuring in the exhibition, illustrated, designed and sent from all the corners of the globe in an attempt to ''focus attention on the plight of thousands of children and their families who, under oppressing regimes, violence and poverty, are forced to migrate to safer places in the world''.
This exhibition was supported by IBBY.