A group of kids wearing life jackets.

More than half a million people fleeing conflict and chaos in countries like Syria have arrived in Europe this year with the Greek island of Lesbos as the main entry point. Photo: Tara Todras-Whitehill/IRC

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A woman and her two children asleep on a ferry.

A Syrian mother and her two children sleep on a ferry from Lesbos to mainland Greece. Photo: Jacobia Dahm/IRC

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A family of four walking down the train tracks.

Thousands of refugees including women and children have been caught in limbo in Greece, as a result of border closures in Europe. Photo: Jodi Hilton/IRC

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A family of five seated on a bed.

Laila Kalou and with her four of her children. The family lost all of their money on the journey to Greece, but received support from the IRC and local volunteers. Photo: Tyler Jump/IRC

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Two women washing clothes, one with a child at her side.

Syrian refugees in the Kara Tepe camp outside the capital of Mytilene on Lesbos wash their clothes at an IRC installed water point. Photo: Tyler Jump/IRC

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A child standing in the middle of a camp.

Twelve-year-old Zeynab Omer stands in a heavy downpour, her feet buried inn mud. She and her family had been living in a flimsy tent in Idomeni, a village in northern Greece. Photo: Jodi Hilton/IRC

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Majdy sitting on the beach wrapped in an emergency blanket.

Majdy, 15, who fled Afghanistan, sits wrapped in an emergency blanket on Skala beach after his boat landed on the Greek island of Lesbos during the night. Photo: Tara Todras-Whitehill/IRC

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Mandy Patinkin standing in a sea of life jackets.

With the IRC, actor and activist Mandy Patinkin witnessed first-hand the refugee crisis engulfing Europe. Photo: Tyler Jump/IRC

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