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Makers Unite and The Refugee Nation have teamed up to create new job opportunities
for refugees and unite people around the world with a powerful symbol of support.
Makers Unite is hiring refugees to create flags out of life vests worn by refugees
themselves who have traveled to Greece. This initiative generates jobs for those who
have arrived in Europe and provide them with the necessary means to start a new life.
Through this process, all of the hardships experienced while wearing the life vests are
stripped away and what remains is a symbol of hope and solidarity with refugees around
the world. With the Refugee Nation Flag, we honor the thousands of displaced people
around the world who have bravely escaped war, persecution or natural disasters, by
continuing our work to help them attain the rights they deserve.
‘The Refugee Flag is inspired by the colors of the life vests. Orange and black, in
solidarity with all the brave souls who crossed the sea, lands, and borders in search of
peace and security in a new country. For people who hope to find a better future, to find
home again.’—Yara Said, Syrian refugee artist who designed the Refugee Flag.
Makers Unite is gathering thousands of life vests used by migrants who traveled to
Greece through the Aegean Sea. We are hiring newcomers themselves to create the
refugee support flags. Each flag serves as a powerful symbol of hope and solidarity with
refugees around the world. Proceeds go directly to the employment of refugees.