2 January 2016

American film actress Susan Sarandon has arrived on the Greek island of Lesbos

Susan was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1999 and received the Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award in 2006. The purpose of her visit to Lesbos is to publicise the plight of those fleeing into Europe and lend her services to organisations helping refugees.

Lesbos is just 10 kilometers from Turkey, the island is a landing spot for refugees escaping war-torn countries across the Aegean Sea. Over one million refugees have fled to Europe this year, according to the International Organization for Migration, while 7,575 refugees arrived in Greece on Boxing Day alone.