Refugee life jackets turned into warm mattresses

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We’ve seen how refugees moving across Europe are receiving entrepreneurial help in Finland, and now UNHCR volunteers are helping those who make landfall in Greece stay warmer and more comfortable in winter. After becoming concerned by the vast number of life jackets discarded after the refugees make shore at the Island of Lesvos, Danish volunteers Mads Damgaard Peterson and Anezka Sokol wanted to re-appropriate the trash. Refugees were sleeping on frozen ground in temporary tents, and the foam-filled life jackets could provide suitable mattresses with good insulation and comfort, so the pair began sewing sets of three together. With hygiene…

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