Myrta Kalampoka says investing in her olive trees saved her family from the Greek economic crisis. Now she hopes their olive oil can rescue them from an ongoing drop in tourism to Lesbos.

Hear how investing in olive trees saved one Lesbos family from economic crisis


First came Greece’s economic crisis, then the refugee crisis on Lesbos. Myrta Kalampoka almost had sell her family’s olive trees. Then she had an idea.

EMILY is a livesafing device being used to safe refugee and migrants found at sea.

It’s a buoy, it’s a life raft, it’s Emily — the robotic craft that’s saving refugees off the coast of Greece

Somali refugees

Three Somali journalists on Lesbos hope for the best — asylum in Europe

Sheep graze on the Greek island of Lesbos.

The home of Sappho could really use some tourist love

An Iraqi man mourns his wife on the beach on Lesbos on October 15, 2015.

How one Syrian refugee wound up bringing his dying wife with him to Greece


The cemeteries on Lesbos are full. But refugee families still need to bury their dead.


The Greek island of Lesbos has been struggling to care for the Syrian refugees who’ve reached its shores. Now, it’s struggling to find space to bury the ones who haven’t.