Greenpeace and Médecins Sans Frontières

Greenpeace and Médecins Sans Frontières

Greenpeace is a global environmental organisation, consisting of Greenpeace International (Stichting Greenpeace Council) in Amsterdam, and 26 independent national and regional offices across the world covering operations in more than 55 countries. These national/regional offices are independent in carrying out global campaign strategies within the local context they operate within, and in seeking the necessary financial support from donors to fund this work.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.

“Peace Sign in Lesbos”

On New Years Day, 2016, a Médecins Sans Frontières/ Greenpeace team on the Greek island of Lesbos were joined by groups such as Sea-Watch, the Dutch Refugee Boat Foundation and local communities, to create a peace sign formed from over 3,000

discarded refugee life jackets calling for safe passage to those fleeing war, poverty and oppression. These groups staged this photograph to raise awareness of the refugee crisis through the power of photography and viral social media.

“Peace Sign in Lesbos” © MSF/Greenpeace