life jackets

Many migrants on the island have to sleep in tents, with little to no protection from the winter weather.
For the 10 years we were on our sailboat, whether we were sailing under fair-weather conditions, at anchor, docked on shore, or in a dinghy going from our boat to shore, they did not wear life jackets. Was this irresponsible, was it reckless, was it total ignorance on our part, us, the parents? No. Our boat was our home -- the only home we had.
It's a "silent reminder of the risks and that so many more still hold out hope of a safe crossing."
This year, nearly one million male, female, young, old, strong and vulnerable human beings, have arrived in Europe by sea.