Lisbeth Svendsen, a volunteer from Norway, gets a hug from Nabil Minas as she hugs his wife and daughter on a beach near Molyvos, on the Greek island of Lesbos, on October 30, 2015. The Syrian 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.
When Minas disembarked from the boat, he fell on his face and kissed the ground. A Christian, he crossed himself and covered his face with his hands, weeping with joy.