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Greek Village of Skala Sikamineas Remains Committed to Aiding Refugees

The refugee deal forged by the European Union and Turkey in March appears to be on the verge of collapse. But in a small Greek community, Skala Sikamineas, as deeply affected as any by these new arrivals, the resolve to help newly arrived refugees has not been weakened.
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A vantage point has been set up to keep watch for the boats of refugees crossing from Turkey to Greece, which just a few kilometers away. (J. Owens / VOA)
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A vantage point has been set up to keep watch for the boats of refugees crossing from Turkey to Greece, which just a few kilometers away. (J. Owens / VOA)

Thousands of life jackets, discarded by refugees upon arrival in Lesvos, Greece, have been gathered together in the north of the island. (J. Owens / VOA)
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Thousands of life jackets, discarded by refugees upon arrival in Lesvos, Greece, have been gathered together in the north of the island. (J. Owens / VOA)

Inside the hut on Lesvos, Greece, where vigil is kept for migrants from Turkey. The volunteers and NGOs involved has telescopes and night vision binoculars. (J. Owens / VOA)
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Inside the hut on Lesvos, Greece, where vigil is kept for migrants from Turkey. The volunteers and NGOs involved has telescopes and night vision binoculars. (J. Owens / VOA)

A map pinned to the inside of a hut on Lesvos, Greece, that acts as a lookout point for refugees crossing to Greece from Turkey. (J. Owens/VOA)
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A map pinned to the inside of a hut on Lesvos, Greece, that acts as a lookout point for refugees crossing to Greece from Turkey. (J. Owens/VOA)

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