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Life jackets placed at NY waterfront reflect refugee crisis

Associated Press Associated Press 16/09/2016
Advocates with Oxfam America place life jackets on the ground along the New York City waterfront, to draw attention to the refugee crisis, Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Many of the life jackets used for the Friday action were used by adult and child refugees and collected on beaches in Greece. The undertaking was a prelude to next week's United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) © The Associated Press Advocates with Oxfam America place life jackets on the ground along the New York City waterfront, to draw attention to the refugee crisis, Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Many of the life jackets used for the Friday action were used by adult and child refugees and collected on beaches in Greece. The undertaking was a prelude to next week's United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

NEW YORK — Advocates have placed hundreds of life jackets on the ground along the New York City waterfront to draw attention to the refugee crisis.

The group Oxfam America says many of the life jackets used for the Friday action were used by adult and child refugees and collected on beaches in Greece.

The bright orange life jackets were placed next to the water at Brooklyn Bridge Park, with a backdrop of the famous bridge and the city's skyscrapers beyond.

The undertaking was a prelude to next week's United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants.

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