Manina Danou

Manina Danou




The cameras have left Lesvos, but bitterness remains

‘The civilized world forgets that we also needed psychological and emotional support,’ said Stratis Kambanas from Molyvos, who owns a tour boat. In 2015 the only thing he used his vessel for was to ‘pull those poor wretches out of the sea.’ [Nikos Kokkas]

There were months in 2015 when the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos received up to 6,000 arrivals of migrants and refugees a day. The refugee crisis was the leading news item at the time and harrowing images of those landings traveled across the globe.