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Safety in Greece

A warm, safe welcome for refugees landing on Lesbos

The International Rescue Committee is preparing to open a reception center in northern Lesbos, often the first stop for thousands of exhausted refugees seeking safety in Europe. Built along the island’s coast, the site – “Windy Ridge” – is just steps from the beach where thousands of refugees from warring countries arrived this year. 

"I pray no one ever had to come the way we did," says a young Afghan girl. "We suffered so much and our feet were sore. I dream to some day go to school in a place where there is no more war; where I can play quietly and sleep peacefully."

Learn more about the IRC's response to the refugee crisis.

*The video was produced by the Radcliffe Foundation