Frank Giustra Helping Refugees in Lesbos, Greece
On November 17, 2015, Frank Giustra went to Lesbos Greece to see the refugee crisis for himself. Lesbos is 10 km off the coast of Turkey and a focal point in the refugee and migrant crisis. The UN High Commission for Refugees had recorded the arrival of approximately 434,000 people on the shores of Lesbos since the start of the year.
According to the UN, 61 percent of the refugees and migrants arriving in Greece are Syrians fleeing the violence of the nearly five-year civil war. The EU predicts 3 million asylum seekers by the end of 2016.
Mr. Giustra is working with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to build a reception centre for these refugees in Lesbos. Due to complete by mid-December, the facility will offer overnight shelter to 1,500 people, as well as provide dry clothes, food, and transportation to the refugee camps — which are located on the other side of the island. Please join Mr. Giustra and the IRC with this on-going humanitarian and fundraising effort.