Greece Financially Struggles with Waves of Refugees

“Financially Strapped Greece Struggles With Flood of Refugees,”  by Stelios Bouras for the Wall Street Journal:

In the hot summer sun on Tuesday, Giorgos Tirikos-Ergas rushed by bicycle to a small former store where volunteers provide food and temporary shelter to some of the thousands of refugees who have landed on this island in recent months.

He was responding to a call he got while working at his father-in-law’s butcher shop, asking for his help in assisting a young Syrian girl who was feeling ill.

The nonprofit organization Mr. Tirikos-Ergas co-founded, called Angalia—or “hug” in Greek—is one of many volunteer initiatives helping the country cope with a massive wave of migrants, most of them refugees escaping conflict and violence in Syria and Afghanistan…

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