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Greek Couple Are Everyday Heroes To Refugees


"Our message is that we should embrace refugees, all together."

Maria and Michalis have opened their hearts and kitchen, feeding hot meals to 50 refugees a day on Samos, Greece.

Since 2007, Greece has been challenged by the arrival of a large number of refugees and migrants, but in 2015 sea arrivals escalated to an emergency. On the island of Lesvos alone, numbers topped 500,000 last year. In October 2015, arrivals peaked at more than 10,000 per day, as conflicts in Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq continued to uproot people from their homes.

 

 

The biggest modern tragedy continues : Refugees plead for their release from RAF base in Cyprus//Les réfugiés demandent à ce qu’on les laisse sortir d’une base militaire britannique à Chypre


Euronews and Guardian report that UK is under pressure to resolve status of migrants at Cyprus base amid footage of children pleading for release and one man apparently trying to kill himself

Continue reading The biggest modern tragedy continues : Refugees plead for their release from RAF base in Cyprus//Les réfugiés demandent à ce qu’on les laisse sortir d’une base militaire britannique à Chypre

Syria war spurs opening of ‘doomsday’ Arctic seed vault- #Syria #refugees Al Jazeera (ENglish/French)


Syria’s civil war has prompted the first withdrawal of seeds from a “doomsday” vault built in an Arctic mountainside to safeguard global food supplies.

Continue reading Syria war spurs opening of ‘doomsday’ Arctic seed vault- #Syria #refugees Al Jazeera (ENglish/French)