Refugee Profiles – Family Lost

Charmaine Craig

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In the early hours of November 17th tragedy once again struck in Kos, Greece. An over-loaded boat carrying eighteen Syrian refugees from Turkey to Greece flipped over in the high waves of the perilous Aegean sea. Carrie Davies, Lilian Hill and I were out on the beach that morning looking for the missing instead of welcoming boats. Some had been rescued by the Coast Guard but eleven were still missing. We kept seeing a helicopter fly over the path of the current from Turkey to Greece and many Coast Guard vessels slowly cruising back and forth, searching.

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We don’t get much time to dwell or think of those we lose. There are so many arriving daily to the islands and we have to concentrate on them. We are extremely busy making sure they get shelter and are fed and clothed before sending them off to Athens for the remainder of…

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