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Saving refugee

03 November 2015 / 12:11:23  GRReporter
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Little Norudy took the road to Calvary when he got on a trafficking boat to travel the dangerous route from the Turkish coast to the island of Kalymnos.

Nina Georgiadi says that horror was written all over his face when the child arrived at the port. After making sure that he was travelling all alone, she took him to her house, fed him and put him to bed to relax.

She noticed, however, that the child had a plastic bag around his neck with a mobile phone number written on it. She immediately called the number and found out that it belonged to the child’s 25-year-old brother Karam, who lives in Sweden.

After a few days, Karam managed to arrive in Kalymnos to take the child. He was touched and told Mrs. Nina that without her love and humanity they would be lost.

Before leaving, the small child hugged and kissed the woman who saved him and this poignant picture circulated the web.

The same day they called their mother, who is living in a tent in the yard of their house in Aleppo that has been destroyed by bombs, to tell her what had happened.

GRReporter has already presented the story of 49-year-old angler Stefanos Zanikos from the island of Chios who every day rescues people from the turbulent waves of the Aegean as well as the humanity of the grandmothers from the island of Lesbos.

A total of 218,000 refugees and migrants crossed the Mediterranean in October in search of a better life in Europe. Of these, only 8,000 have not passed through Greece.

According to the High Commissioner for Refugees, despite bad weather conditions, migrants continue to travel to Europe. The majority of them, about 210,000, have arrived in Greece from Turkey, mainly through the island of Lesbos.

A total of 8,129 refugees and migrants arrived in Italy compared with more than 15,000 last year. Experts attribute this decline to the fact that Syrian refugees are not passing through Italy but crossing Turkey and Greece.

It is noted that a record number of refugees crossed the Mediterranean and arrived in Europe this October. Significantly, the same number of refugees and migrants crossed the Mediterranean in 2014 and in October 2015 alone.


Tags: RefugeesKalymnosNina GeorgiadiNorudyHumanity
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