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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.