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Story Publication logo November 17, 2015

Greece: Epicenter of Refugee Crisis Faces New Questions After Paris Attacks


Image by Tzeli Hadjidimitriou. Greece, 2015.

For thousands of refugees, the shores of Lesbos are their first passage into Europe. Can locals cope...

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Many refugees must sleep in the open at Moria camp on Lesbos. Image by Jeanne Carstensen. Greece, 2015.

A passport on the pavement next to a gunman accused in the Paris attacks has become a grim reminder of the extent to which the self-proclaimed Islamic State is capitalizing on the migration of millions of refugees.

The passport had been stamped at the Greek island of Leros—Greece has borne a large burden in the refugee crisis, with thousands of people arriving daily.

Jeanne Carstensen speaks with the Takeaway's John Hockenberry about what we know about this discarded passport and what it tells us about the attacks, how migrants, refugees, and the Greek people are reacting to this news, and how the refugee crisis has changed in the last few months.


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Migration and Refugees

Migration and Refugees
Three women grouped together: an elderly woman smiling, a transwoman with her arms folded, and a woman holding her headscarf with a baby strapped to her back.


Gender Equality

Gender Equality

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