Rescuers Make Christmas Tree of Life Jackets on Lesvos Island

RESCUETREE-800x418Rescue guards made a Christmas tree of life jackets discarded by refugees on the coast of the island of Lesvos.

The symbolic act is a message of hope in the spirit of Christmas as the life jackets mean that the people who wore them made the dangerous journey from Turkey to Greece successfully.

The rescuers put the special Christmas tree on the coast of Neapoli, a southern town of Lesvos, where the refugee arrivals have not abated at all during the Christmas season.

Lesvos is the biggest refugee reception point in Greece due to its proximity to the Turkish coast.

Meanwhile, on Saturday about 3,800 refugees and migrants arrived on passenger ferries at Piraeus Port from Lesvos, Chios and Samos.