The Sea Cemetery: In Memory of Syrian Refugees
Syrian Civil War is one of the biggest humanitarian crises of our time. Since the beginning of the war, millions of Syrian people have left their homeland, becoming refugees. For them, the escape route is as tragic as the war itself. The final destination is Europe; the dream is an honourable life. But, we all know that it is not an easy dream to achieve.
More than 4000 Syrian refugees have died trying to cross the Mediterranean since the Syrian Civil War erupted in 2011. Many more Syrians continue to start out this deadly journey everyday.
Support to Life, an international humanitarian aid agency, wanted to bring worldwide attention to this issue once more by reminding people of the lost lives and the ones that are left behind. By expanding their refugee support program, they aim to provide a better life for more refugees.
In order to achieve this, Support to Life started a partnership with TBWA\ISTANBUL and JaguarProjects. In memory of thousands of refugees who lost their lives trying to cross the sea in search of a dignified life, we created a sea cemetery off the coast of Turkey where most of these deaths take place. Once in place, I filmed The Sea Cemetery installation and the video has been published on the Internet to reach as many people as possible.
The video forwards the viewers directly to theseacemetery.com, where they can learn more about the refugee crisis and take action.