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Europe’s Twin Crises Collide in Greece as Migrant Numbers Soar

The Turkish coastline is clearly visible from the beaches of Lesbos island in Greece. And it is from those shores that the migrant boats arrive day and night, with their human cargo packed tightly on board. Over half of them are Syrians escaping war — like Amro Hauydar, who fled his home in Idlib. “We are suffering from bombs, from attacks, terrorists, the regime ... all of them want to kill us,” Hauydar said. More than 101,000 migrants have arrived in Greece this year alone....

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