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Jeanne Carstensen

In the 1920s, Turkey and Greece each expelled each others’ citizens, turning millions of people into refugees. Many Greeks who were living in Turkey settled on Lesbos, a Greek island at the center of today’s refugee crisis. And many of the children of those refugees are still living on Lesbos, greeting these latest arrivals.
The refugees washing ashore on Greek islands continue to present a logistical nightmare for humanitarian groups. And many of the smaller relief groups find volunteers who are themselves former refugees to greet and care for the migrants when they arrive.
There’s no more room to bury the dead. Sypros Galinos, mayor of the Greek island of Lesbos, announced the main cemetery’s area reserved for refugees who have drowned at sea is full.