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Refugees in Greece

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Lisbeth Svendsen, a volunteer from Norway, hugs a frightened Syrian refugee woman and girl on a beach near Molyvos, on the Greek island of Lesbos, on October 30, 2015. The beach behind them is littered with life jackets. The refugees were on a boat that traveled to Lesbos from Turkey, provided by Turkish traffickers to whom the refugees paid huge sums. Svendsen is one of hundreds of volunteers on the island who receive the refugees and provide them with warm clothing and medical care before they continue their journey toward western Europe.