Snappin' Turtle Productions with UNHCR, International Rescue Committee, World Vision, Medicine Sans Frontier & Migrant Voice


On the day of the UN Refugee Summit in New York Snappin’ Turtle Productions worked with five leading charities to disrupt the global news agenda by transforming Parliament Square into a ‘lifejacket graveyard’.

The team sourced 2500 authentic lifejackets worn by refugees crossing from Turkey to the Greek island of Chios and trucked them across Europe to London.

At 4.30am on the morning of Monday 19th September a group of volunteers began displaying the lifejackets in what became a striking image picked up by the world’s media.

Immediately the human story led the headlines rather than politics.

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