A symbol of peace formed by refugee lifejackets

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greenpeace and Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières – MSF) volunteers teamed up in Lesvos on New Year’s Day, sending a message of peace to the world. Using a pile of life jackets discarded by refugees arriving on the island, the group created a massive bright orange peace sign on a hillside on the Greek island, overlooking the small strait between Greece and Turkey that has become a main passageway for those fleeing to Europe. The transformation of the pile of life jackets into the universal sign, took the joined effort of dozens of Greenpeace and MSF volunteers. Made up of more than 3,000 life jackets, the sign is a way to honour those who have made the journey and to urge peace in the new year, according to Greenpeace. Those involved in the project are calling for safe passage to those fleeing war, poverty and oppression.last_img read more