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Three Afghan and Iraqi refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos recall why they were forced to leave their homes behind, plagued by bombings and violence.

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Actor and activist Mandy Patinkin witnesses first-hand the situation in Greece, where many thousands of refugees have been arriving from Syria, Afghanistan and other war-torn countries.

During his trip to Greece, Mandy met five-year-old Masuma after her family landed on the island of Lesbos in a tiny rubber raft launched from Turkey. Learn more about this young refugee who fled violence in Afghanistan.

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Meet Mustapha and his wife Safaa, a Syrian family who have risked their lives in hopes of finding safety for their young children in Europe. The family of four fled from the warring city of Aleppo to Turkey and then took the dangerous boat journey to the Greek island of Lesbos.

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The floods in Pakistan are devastating to people and their livelihoods.  This video illustrates how the IRC is helping.

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Help for refugee families on their first stop in Europe

More than half a million people have fled to Greece this year from Syria and other countries in chaos. For most, it is a first stop on a journey through Europe, where they hope to build a new life far from war. The International Rescue Committee is providing urgently needed relief to the refugees as they arrive on the Greek island of Lesbos, referring the most vulnerable families to Pikpa camp, a temporary shelter where they can receive additional support.

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International Rescue Committee aid workers from the field around the world share a moment from their day. From Tanzania to Afghanistan to Greece to Salt Lake City, we see a brief glimpse of the breadth and expanse of the IRC programs.

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Thousands of refugees fleeing Syria and other conflict-ridden countries are continuing to risk a dangerous sea journey to the Greek island of Lesbos in small boats, even as cold weather approaches. "I don't think that the people who are crossing by any means are prepared for the winter conditions of northern Europe especially — or for southern Europe for that matter," says Aphrodite Mariolaf, a local volunteer. 

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Up to 300,000 refugees and migrants from Syria, Afghanistan and other war-torn lands have fled to Europe this year, and most have landed on Greece’s eastern islands.

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International Rescue Committee president, David Miliband, witnesses first-hand the refugee crisis on the Greek island of Lesbos where up to 3,000 refugees are arriving daily.

“Lesbos is the eye of the storm for the European refugee crisis,” he said. “And the IRC is the leading aid agency providing the most basic welcome.”

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13-year-old Zain Younus from Karachi, Pakistan honed his English skills and gained confidence while attending the IRC’s six-week Refugee Youth Summer Academy in New York City. The academy helps newly arrived refugees, asylees and other immigrants prepare for public school and find a footing in their new country.

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