“On a recent day at the Blue Sea hotel lobby, in the island’s main town of Mytilene, Alessandra Morelli, regional operations chief for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, was frantically drawing arrows on a map of Lesbos, marking the most common landing spots for migrant-smuggling boats along the Lesbos coastline. Bedraggled Syrians slept on the hotel steps. Hundreds of others, including infants, elderly and disabled people, were camped along the port just outside. A UNHCR staffer quietly sobbed in the corner, disturbed by the misery around her.
“This is the island where everyone cries,” the staffer said. “I just can’t believe this is Europe.””
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