Community Spirit Grows for Migrants in Greece’s Lesvos

“Greek isle of Lesbos shows community spirit to migrants,” from the AFP (reposted by France 24):

Beautiful beaches, olive groves and green mountains long summed up Greece’s third-largest island Lesbos, but this corner of the Aegean Sea also faces an ever-rising tide of migrants reaching its shores.

Like Italy’s tiny Lampedusa, site of two recent migrant shipwreck tragedies that cost almost 400 lives, Lesbos is a gateway to the European Union and refugee traffic has soared over the past year.

But locals are not clamouring for a force field around their home, also known as Emerald Island for its rich greenery of forests and mountain peaks…

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