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The Struggle of Refugee Mothers Stranded in Greece

As the refugee crisis in Europe stumbles into its second winter, mothers have a particularly difficult task ahead of them.

Excerpt: ATHENS, Greece– In 2015, over one millionrefugees from war torn countries including Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan arrived on Europe’s doorstep after having crossed the Mediterranean and Aegean seas in overcrowded, flimsy boats and dinghies.

Most of those who landed on Greek shores throughout 2015 and the early months of 2016 moved onwards into central Europe within weeks of their arrival. Some 50,000, however, found themselves unexpectedly stranded in Greece after the EU struck a deal with Turkey in March 2016. The border with Macedonia – the most popular land route to central Europe – was slammed shut soon thereafter.

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