Efi Latsoudi: in solidarity with refugees. By S. BOSELEY

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Thursday, March 16, 2017
Efi Latsoudi: in solidarity with refugees. By S. BOSELEY

Cite as: Boseley, S., 2017, “Efi Latsoudi: in solidarity with refugees”. The Lancet, 389 (10074): 1093.

Efi Latsoudi grew up listening to the stories of her grandmother, who travelled by boat from Turkey to the island of Lesvos in 1922, when the Greeks living in Asia Minor were forcibly repatriated after massacre and defeat in the Greco-Turkish war. Like many Greeks, Latsoudi has always known about refugees, she says. She left Athens and moved to Lesvos in 2001 for a quieter life than the city allowed, but when the boatloads of refugees began to arrive on its shores, she had to help...

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