1 Nov 2023

Illustrator Oliver Jeffers on feeling safe, warm and the effects of conflict on children

Culture Correspondent

Even before the latest conflict in the Middle East erupted, a record 110 million people around the world were already displaced by conflict, persecution or the impacts of climate change – that’s according to the UN’s Refugee Agency.

As part of their winter fundraising appeal, they’ve released a new book exploring the notion of warmth. The words are by writer Neil Gaiman; the pictures from a range of artists – including acclaimed children’s illustrator Oliver Jeffers.