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Project, Safe Passage Bags Workshop

This is a Project. It was designed by Lesvos Solidarity and collaborator: Humade Crafts. It is dated 2015-ongoing. It is a part of the department.

Lesbos (Lesvos in Greek), Greece

Fleeing conflicts and persecution, record numbers of refugees have arrived on the shores of Greece’s island of Lesbos. In solidarity, local residents transformed a former summer camp into a community-run refugee camp, setting up the Safe Passage Bags workshop. Employing refugees, as well as local residents, the workshop was set up as a place where they could work and create something together while learning a new skill. Sending an important message to the world—the right to safe passage—bags of all sizes are made from recycled life jackets and dinghies no longer needed after the treacherous sea journey.

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