Wednesday, August 5, 2015

“The number of refugees and #migrants arriving on Lesbos...

“The number of refugees and #migrants arriving on Lesbos and on other islands in #Greece has surged to a full-scale disaster. They land at all hours, packed into inflatable boats that should hold 15. They cross from Turkey, where they have paid smugglers about $1,200 for a place on the boat, more if they want life jackets. Most of those who arrive on the shores of Lesbos, a popular tourist destination just off the coast of Turkey, are fleeing the wars in Syria and Afghanistan and hoping to head deeper into Western Europe. Many set their sights on Germany, Sweden, Denmark or Norway. But when they arrive on Lesbos, squalor awaits them. Photo by @sergeyponomarev.” By nytimes on Instagram.

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