London: Outside of Parliament Square in London was a “graveyard of life jackets” to honor and raise awareness of refugees and migrants who perish at sea. These were the same life jackets worn by the refugees crossing from Turkey to the Greek Island of Chios. There are hopes that the 2500 worn refugee life jackets, with 650 of them being worn by children, will urge international governments to address and take action to help the crisis.
Those who took initiative to spread out the life jackets were campaigners of the International Rescue Committee, with the timing of this protest planned purposefully due to the United States Migration Summit occurring in New York. The Director of Policy at the IRC, Sanj Srikanthan, said that the protest was “meant to represent just some of the people who have died crossing the Mediterranean- refugees fleeing conflict just trying to get to safety.”Read More