We’re a symbolic nation. A nation to represent 65 million people that don’t have a land to call home. A nation of multiple stories and a common flag. An orange and black flag inspired from the life vests many brothers and sisters had to wear in their search for a safer place to live. An orange and black flag as an identity for one people who temporarily lost their own. An orange and black flag to connect refugees with all those who can help. We’re the Refugee Nation. And we’re here to show the world that refugees exist. That refugees matter. And while this crisis persists, we’ll be on their side.
The flag of the Refugee Nation was designed by the artist Yara Said, a Syrian refugee who found asylum in Amsterdam.
"Black and orange is a symbol of solidarity with all these brave souls that had to wear life- vests to cross the sea to look for safety in a new country. Since I had wear one, I have a personal engagement with these life-vests, and these two colors"
- Yara Said
The anthem was written by the composer Moutaz Arian, a Syrian refugee currently living in Istanbul. Since the refugee crisis is a global issue, Arian decided to create an anthem without words to resonate beyond borders:
"Music is the best language to deliver my message to humanity, which isto love each other, and this language does not require a translation"
- Moutaz Arian