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Having crossed the Aegean sea from Turkey, around 200 refugees and migrants arrive in a dinghy on a beach of Lesvos, October 2015 / © Nikos Paleologos
Having crossed the Aegean sea, refugees and migrants arrive in a dinghy on a beach of Lesvos, 8 October 2015 / © Nikos Paleologos
The sea washes ashore an Afghan passport, Lesvos, October 2015 / © Nikos Paleologos
Refugees and migrants arrive on a boat at a beach in Lesvos, 12 October 2015 / © Nikos Paleologos
A boat carrying refugees and migrants approaches the shore of Lesvos, 13 October 2015 / © Nikos Paleologos
Refugee on the beach of Lesvos shortly after the arrival of a boat, 13 October 2016 / © Nikos Paleologos
At an old factory, in the port of Patras, unaccompanied minors wait for their chance to hide under a truck and pass to Italy, April 2021 / © Chrysoula Patsou
A refugee woman carrying her young child, under the hot sun, Eleonas Refugee Accommodation Center, July 2021 / © Chrysoula Patsou
A refugee child plays holding a balloon, Reception and Identification Center (RIC) Vathy, Samos, May 2021 / © Chrysoula Patsou
Residents of the RIC Moria, Lesvos, wait outside the Asylum Service in the rain, January 2017 / © Chrysoula Patsou
A refugee from Afghanistan cooks using a makeshift fire, RIC Moria, October 2018 / © Chrysoula Patsou
A protest on the International Day against Racial Discrimination and Racism, with the participation of refugees, March 2021 / © Chrysoula Patsou
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