Over 26,000 vulnerable people have braved the freezing weather and rough seas to reach Lesvos in the first few weeks of 2016. Once they have been helped ashore by the Hellenic Red Cross rescue team and other lifeguards, many of them make their way to a new transit center by the shoreline.
It is bitterly cold with winds rushing between the tents at the transit center Apanemo high up in the hills. But inside a large tent it is warm and noisy with families sipping tea and children playing. They are waiting to board the minibuses taking them to the registration centers.Read More