The concept behind our latest project in our #MoreThanMurals series was to bring Ben Eine’s vibrant statements to the core of the on-going refugee crisis to inspire hope for those at the center.
Touching down in Mytilini means sharing the streets with 20,000 locals who have welcomed more than 170,000 refugees over the last two years. The local community’s empathy has resulted in a well-deserved Nobel Peace Prize nomination. Their compassionate reaction to those who fled war and poverty to arrive in rafts at the gates of Europe is nothing short of inspiring. Refugees from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond are cared for in various camps around Lesvos Island. These camps are now their humble homes for the foreseeable future.