Perspective …. “3,000 Syrian Refugees Life Vests”!!


~~January 5, 2016~~ 


There is really no need for words.

The mere number  of discarded life vests show the perspective of the humanitarian crisis which is occurring in the Mediterranean Sea.

Each and every one of those vests represents one life.

On human being fleeing from the conditions of their life as they knew it.

Can we heed the message of peace? Can these senseless wars cease? Can this massive displacement of people stop?

We wonder.



Refugees’ life jackets are transformed into message of peace on the Greek island of Lesbos

~Megan Specia~

A bright orange peace sign appeared on a hillside on the Greek island of Lesbos on New Year’s Day, transforming a growing pile of life jackets discarded by refugees arriving on the island into a message to the world.

Dozens of Greenpeace and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) volunteers and local supporters teamed up to create the massive peace sign Friday, January 1, 2016, on a hillside overlooking the small strait between Greece and Turkey that has become a main passageway for those fleeing to Europe.

Made up of more than 3,000 life jackets and built by dozens of volunteers, the sign is a way to honor those who have made the journey and to urge peace in the new year, according to Greenpeace.



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Those involved in the project are calling for safe passage to those fleeing war, poverty and oppression.

Thousands of people arrive on the island of Lesbos daily, packed into flimsy rubber dinghies and wooden fishing boats. Most are refugees fleeing conflict in the Middle East and Africa.

More than 1 million migrants and refugees have arrived in Europe by crossing the Mediterranean in the past 12 months. Another 3,700 people perished in the sea last year while attempting the crossing.


In October and November, so many bodies had washed up on Lesbos that the local morgue ran out of space to house the dead. Tragic scenes played out weekly as ad hoc rescue efforts led by local and international volunteers were unable to deal with the sheer scale of new arrivals.

The life jackets have been slowly piling up in a dump on the island, near the town of Molyvos.

 As those who do manage to make it to shore quickly move further on into Europe, their life jackets stay behind as a growing reminder of the movement of people through the area, as well as the lives that have been lost.

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~3,000 Syrian Refugees Life Vests~

~Published on Jan 3, 2016~

Over 100 volunteers from Greenpeace, MSF, and other organizations just kicked off 2016 with more compassion and grace than ever.

Designed to be a message of hope, 3,000 abandoned life jackets were arranged in the shape of a peace sign on the Greek island Lesbos where thousands of refugees arrived in 2015 seeking solace.

We ALL are connected through HUMANITY!! 


~Large Peace Sign Made Of Thousands Of Refugees’ Life Jackets~

`Published on Jan 5, 2016~

Thousands of lifejackets left behind by refugees on the Greek coast were used to create a large peace sign.



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To start the day …. “Refugee Crisis 101 …. Understand it now?”!!


~~September 18, 2015~~ 



The gruesome civil war in Syria started several years ago. Iraq and Afghanistan have been roiling ever since the U.S. invasions more than a decade ago. Ethnic strife and political repression have been common in parts of Africa for even longer. But the wave of migrants seeking sanctuary from these places in the European Union has only spiked this summer, with thousands of asylum seekers arriving every day.

Why are they coming now? It depends on whom you ask.

The migrants themselves, when they arrive in the E.U. by boat on the shores of Greece or walk across border into Hungary, will often say that their choice to migrate in the last few weeks was personal or coincidental.

One Syrian woman, whom TIME met as she walked through northern Serbia with four of her young children, said her husband was imprisoned by the Syrian regime a year ago, and she only fled when he told her how little hope he has of being freed.

A young man from Afghanistan, who came ashore in a packed motorboat on Friday morning on the Greek island of Lesbos, said he left home last week mostly because his parents finally finished the months-long process of scrounging up the money for his journey.


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But there are many other factors behind the sudden rush.

Perhaps the main draw for migrants fleeing Syria was the German government’s pledge last month to take all Syrian asylum applications, regardless of how they reach German territory.

Normally, under E.U. rules on migration, a refugee can only claim asylum in the E.U. country he enters first. That means migrants traveling overland from the Middle East can get stuck in the less prosperous nations of southern and eastern Europe. But in light of the chaos unfolding in Syria, German Chancellor Angela Merkel made a promise to all Syrian refugees: if you manage to physically reach Germany, you can apply for asylum in Germany.

The safest and easiest path for these migrants to reach Western Europe is known as the Balkan route, which takes them more than a thousand miles northwest, by land and sea, through Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Hungary and Austria. Authorities in Hungary, which is governed by a populist right-wing party called Fidesz, have taken the hardest line against migrants crossing their territory. And in July, their promise to seal off their southern border with Serbia spurred tens of thousands of migrants to take the Balkan route before Hungary severs it with a four-meter high fence.

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Why Refugees From Old Wars Are Only Rushing To Europe Now


~Here’s Why Refugees Are Rushing To Europe Now~

~Published on Sep 16, 2015~

Unprecedented numbers of refugees continue to land on Europe’s shores every day.

Thousands are willing to risk their lives to reach parts of Europe before winter arrives and EU countries continue to tighten their borders.


This is not their doing.

Through no fault of their own, millions of people had to leave what they knew, their country, their material belongings, their jobs. They are fleeing constant war, persistent shelling, corruption, violence, disruption, torture, death.

They are traveling through uncertain places, through dangerous routes.

Some don’t even know how to swim and they try to cross the Mediterranean Sea.

As we all know plenty have lost their lives.

The civil war in Syria started several years ago.

Iraq and Afghanistan have been very unstable ever since the U.S. invasions more than a decade ago.

There’s a moral responsibility here.

If only for the fact that they are members of the human race.

Some people of the “invaded countries” have shown some heart by even offering their homes to these scared humans who have nothing left now but themselves and their families.

Many have lost family members and/or their whole family.



Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi

They have no money, the borders are starting to close and they will be left in limbo.

Winter is soon approaching.

What will happen to these human beings?

Something needs to done.

More than it already has.



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We ALL are connected through HUMANITY!! 


We ALL are ONE!!