Refugees Are Flag-less No More

Every nation needs a flag, even (or especially) the ten refugees competing at the Rio Olympics under the aegis of Refugee Nation. So the Syrian artist and refugee Yara Said set about designing the team’s new flag, characterized by allover safety orange and a single black stripe — inspired by that symbol of many asylum-seekers’ harrowing journey, the lifejacket.

The Refugee Nation project, with support from Amnesty International, has also produced a logo for the refugee athletes in black or orange on white, as well as a national anthem, written by composer and Syrian refugee Moutaz Arian.




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