Photo feature: The Greek drama unfolding for migrants

A migrant family comes ashore in Lesvos, Greece after crossing from Turkey in a small, inflatable dinghy.
(Eleonora Vio/IRIN)

Greece is fast catching up with Italy as the main entry point into Europe for migrants and asylum-seekers.

An average of 600 a day are now coming ashore in the eastern Aegean and a total of 42,000 have arrived so far in 2015, a six-fold increase on last year. 

IRIN visited the island of Lesvos where rubber dinghies carrying asylum seekers, mainly from Syria, are coming ashore every day and the task of feeding, sheltering and processing them all is becoming too much.

Click here to see the photo feature.

(Won ALNAP 2015 State of the Humanitarian System Photo Competition for Eleonora Vio's photography of refugees in Greece.)

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