Syria-born Greek mayor takes charge of 'lucky' refugees

A woman prepares the lunch for her families in the kitchen of their apartment in a summer resort in Myrsini, Greece sheltering nearly 350 Syrian refugees under the care of a Syria-born mayor on April 20, 2016As the sun finally sets, children make a beeline for a nearby square and mothers with prams step out for an evening stroll. The latest residents of a previously abandoned summer resort — extensively looted as a result of the Greek economic crisis — these Syrians consider themselves among the “lucky” ones. “I spent two weeks in a tent, in the water at Idomeni,” said Wis Najjar, referring to the slum-like camp on the Greek-Macedonian border where about 10,000 people remain stranded since the closure of the migrant route through the Balkans in February.

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