Refugees are recycling life vests they wore. And the result is a symbol of hope.
Each year since the start of the migration crisis, more than 1 million of life vests are left every year on the Greek shore. Discarded by refugees that have fled war, persecution, and worse.
But now refugees from Amsterdam are turning the life vests they once had to wear, into flags that represent their community as refugee flags. The refugee flag was the same one embraced by the refugee team in the 2016 Olympics Games in Rio. The orange and black flag––inspired by the colors of the life jacket––was designed by Syrian refugee, and artist, Yara Said.
The mini flags manufactured by the refugees in Amsterdam are giving them their first job opportunity as they arrive in Europe. The project is a partnership between Makers Unite and The Refugee Nation.
See the story below and learn more here: makersunite.eu/therefugeenation
(link to the below video https://youtu.be/3k7o3TPnpXU)