By: Stephanos Ioannou, Student Voices writer
When a nation in the face of political, economical, and social unrest opens its arms to refugees fleeing war zones such as Syria, its worth recognition. This is why I think its right we at least consider the Greek islands as a serious candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Firstly, its worth noting that its not just their “open arms” approach towards refugees that’s impressive. As nations such as Germany, Hungary and Serbia now build barriers and close borders, the Greek approach has been somewhat different. Not once did they turn boats away, and not grant them passage through their lands, but instead act humanely and offer food for all, education for children, medication, and temporary shelter. From the story of the Kos baker Dionisis Arvanitakis that gives migrants around 100 kilos of bread every day, to the Greek army camps in Mytline and Samos, and even the Olympic Hokey stadium in Athens that now provides migrants and their families housing, the Greeks have played their part and exceeded expectations when other well-off nations bare little help.
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