There’s no more room to bury the dead. Sypros Galinos, mayor of the Greek island of Lesbos, announced that the area in the main cemetery reserved for refugees who have drowned at sea is full.
Refugees, aid groups, and Greek authorities and locals are all under more strain on Lesbos as the death count mounts.
In Skala Sykaminia on the Greek island of Lesbos, the villagers greeting thousands of refugees are themselves descendants of refugees from the 1922 “Asia Minor Catastrophe.”
Correspondent Jeanne Carstensen speaks with Iraqi and Afghani refugees from previous generations who have traveled to Greece to help today's refugees.
In Izmir, Turkey where Syrians gather to find smugglers to take them to Greece, a reporter experiences unexpected hospitality.
Reporter Jeanne Carstensen in Turkish city of Izmir tells PRI's The World host Carol Hills about the dangers facing refugees trying to get to Europe.
Ashore in Lesbos, journalists await boats of refugees.
Most Syrians come to Greece hoping to migrate to European countries of greater means, where they'll request asylum and state support as refugees.
With Syria engulfed in civil war, here are four stories of families struggling to stay together.
Many Syrians fleeing war hope to get to northern Europe. The usual route is across the Mediterranean to Greece. Those who make it safely often face dire conditions when they arrive.
Fascism and ultranationalism are on the rise in countries across the EU. Greece and Hungary provide striking examples.
Far-right ultranationalist groups are exploiting old enmities and new fears across Europe, inflaming xenophobia and violence against immigrants and minorities.