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Greece's tale of two crises: Opening hearts to migrants (Part 1)

Sarah Leduc, FRANCE 24

In Part 1 of our series on Greece's double crisis, we look at how the country's stricken government has been largely absent from the migrant quandary – and why history has taught Greeks to be generous to those in need.


Greece is in the eye of the two storms tearing Europe apart, first pummelled by austerity and now quarantined to keep migrants at bay. Its people have opened their hearts and homes to those in need, even as wealthier countries close their borders. But with the twin crises festering, this cash-strapped nation of 11 million is being pushed to breaking point.

Click on the image below to read Part 1 of our special report from Greece, or here to view it on your smartphone or tablet.

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