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Winter nears for refugees in Europe

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. 

Learn how the International Rescue Committee is providing relief to millions of uprooted people on the shores of Greece; inside Syria; in neighboring Iraq, Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan; in Afghanistan; and in our resettlement offices in the United States.