A new project by events coordinator Hannah Ford and photographer Graham Wynne has seen a series of life jackets strewn across familiar places in the capital.

Bring Your Life Jacket was developed to highlight the desperate situation of the scores of refugees attempting the dangerous, often deadly, sea crossing to the shores of Europe. Bring the situation directly to the streets of London they hope to emphasise the way the UK is dealing with the crisis overseas.

‘The citizens of the UK need to put as much pressure on David Cameron as possible to take in more than 20,000 refugees over the next five years,’ says Hannah. ‘Most importantly, we need to take immediate action to resettle the unaccompanied refugee children that are waiting on our doorstep and in camps around Europe.’ Says hannah.

Life jackets were placed and photographed in Covent Garden, Pall Mall, Westminster, outside The Foreign Office, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace and Downing Street.


Do more

The group are urging people to sign a petition to resettle 3,000 refugee children from camps in Europe:

 

Find out how the people of Bristol have responded to the crisis here: