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Refugee crisis: Dozens of Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans buried in makeshift Lesbos cemetery

16.2.16

Refugee crisis: Dozens of Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans buried in makeshift Lesbos cemetery: [ibtimes.co.uk] In one, out of the 64 new graves dug, 37 are unnamed. That includes children as young as one, and whole families buried together. Mustafa Dawa, a local man who came to Greece from Egypt a number of years ago, has taken it upon himself to shroud, wash, and bury the dead with their faces pointed towards Mecca.

"There are many unknown, and because there are so many, there are whole families that have been lost. Entire families perished in the Aegean and we couldn't do anything. At least, the very least we can and must do, is to bury them according to their faith," said Dawa.


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