16,000 migrants have fled to Greek island this year. There's only one rescue boat left to help.

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16,000 migrants have fled to Greek island this year. There's only one rescue boat left to help.

Author: cbsnews.com | 11 October 2019

Wars in Syria and Afghanistan are driving refugees through Turkey as they make their way to Greece. Many land on the Greek island of Lesbos, which has become the epicenter for the country's migrant crisis. It's a dangerous journey – but one made slightly easier by Refugee Rescue, the last remaining humanitarian rescue boat in the area. 

With a crackdown on migrants in Turkey and tough immigration policies elsewhere in Europe, the number of people fleeing to Lesbos by sea has soared to more than 16,000 this year, according to the U.N. That's the biggest influx since 2016. 

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