International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Refugee crisis in Greece [STORIFY]

Updated Sept 1, 2015 —Some 160,000 refugees from countries wracked by conflict, violence and poverty have fled to Greece through Turkey since January, with as many as 2,000 refugees arriving daily on the island of Lesbos. More than 80 percent them have fled Syria's civil war, now in its fifth year; 14 percent are from Afghanistan. 

The International Rescue Committee is on the ground working to improve living conditions for refugees sheltering in a makeshift camp near the island's capital.

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