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Story Publication logo January 20, 2016

Refugees Find Hope and Despair on Lesbos


Image by Tzeli Hadjidimitriou. Greece, 2015.

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


The arrival of over 500,000 refugees to the Greek island of Lesbos from nearby Turkey in 2015 has turned the eastern shores into a humanitarian crisis zone. The Greek government, residents, local and international NGOs and volunteers have come together to care for arrivals as best they can. For many locals, the situation recalls the arrival of thousands of Greek refugees from Asia Minor in 1922.


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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.


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