Discarded life jackets of Syrian refugees transformed into a message of peace
| 2016-01-05 16:41 Damascuss
Volunteers for aid groups have created a huge peace sign out of thousands of life jackets to spread
The volunteers are working on Lesbos, a Greek island where more than 500,000 refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq have landed after crossing the Mediterranean Sea.
These refugees have left behind thousands of life jackets, which have grown into a huge rubbish dump on the island.
Greenpeace said that the number of refugees crossing to Greece has declined since the fall, but even so more than 100,000 people came in December alone.
The group said that more than 3,700 refugees died in 2015 trying to cross the Mediterranean into Europe, and they will continue to come in the new year.
“We also urge our supporters to share the peace sign image in honor of the refugees and migrants and as a way of thanks to the volunteers and local communities on Lesbos working to ensure that 2016 can start with a safe passage,” it said.