24 March 2016

A luxury Holiday Resort or a Resting Place for Refugees?

The people of Lesbos orchestrated a heroic humanitarian effort to support the refugees. An 85-year-old grandmother who fed children on the beach and a local fisherman who rescued scores of refugees from the water have been nominated for the Nobel peace prize – as representatives of the island’s collective response. Then in September the UN and the NGOs arrived and began stabilising the situation.