For once, Greece has been praised for its humanitarian response to the refugee crisis. The head of the organsiation said
It is amazing that on a small island, you are managing, whereas in a big Europe, with half a billion people, they are finding it so difficult
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In a weekend mission to the main EU entry point for nearly 450,000 refugees and migrants so far this year, UNHCR chief António Guterres witnessed the improved humanitarian response mounted by Greek local authorities and civil society while lamenting the continued lack of a large-scale and effective European response.
Assessing conditions on the Greek island of Lesbos, the main landing spot for tens of thousands of people taking smuggler boats from the nearby Turkish coast, Guterres said European governments had yet to match the “gigantic effort” that the island and its people had made in trying to cope with the huge influx.