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Afghan Teenage Migrant Risks All for Promise of a Better Life

On a hilltop above the port city of Mytilene on the island of Lesbos, Greece, Mohamed Eckberry sits on a bench in a pine forest with five other Afghan friends, escaping the heat of a sunny Mediterranean day. “It's nice up here,” he said, while reflecting over the events of the last 20 days since he left his home in Kabul. Eckberry is just 17. His parents weren't sure about him leaving. Would he be killed by smugglers, or drowned at sea? Afghanistan's never-ending war and their...

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