UNHCR: ‘Border Control' Garden

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The Border Control Garden sponsored by UNHCR highlights the plight of refugees and the risks many take to find shelter.

A wildflower meadow sits within a treacherous moat, bordered by a razor wire fence and accessed through a tightly controlled crossing. At the centre of the oasis a shelter provides protection, while outside, plants struggle to survive.

From the refuge of the meadow, visitors are safe, but how comfortable can one really feel when confronted with the suffering beyond the borders?

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