The first advice I got when I arrived was: don’t step on the dirt, only the asphalt or the concrete. the place had been sown with landmines and nobody on my side of the city had the map of where those lethal devices were placed. Take a shortcut to go from one place to another was a creepy risk. Today thousands of refugees risk their lives fleeing from the war in Syria, crossing the Mediterranean, trying to reach Germany.

Despite dangerous sea conditions, the United Nations refugee agency today reported that the number of refugees and migrants arriving on Lesvos continues to be high, at an average of 3,300 people per day so far in November.