More than 800,000 refugees and migrants passed through the Greek islands of the Eastern Aegean Sea on their way to Europe for a better future. While local authorities and the central government were too slow to react to the challenge of thousands of people stranded, the residents of the islands were quick to respond and provide comfort to the thousands of the stranded men, women and children. Without their spontaneous help, a real humanitarian crisis would have occurred.
“The residents of the Greek islands deserve the Nobel Peace Prize,” Stephen K. from USA thought and started a petition.
Vote that the Greek Islands Receive the Nobel Peace Prize for their Contributions Aiding the Refugee Crisis!
“The native populations of the Greek Islands in the Aegean Sea (and many other external, worldwide, non-profit organizations and diaspora Greeks) have done and are doing anything possible to help the displaced Syrian refugees and make them as comfortable as possible, although they themselves have very little to offer, despite being subjected to a severe economic crisis for many years. They have shown their Christ-like behavior with acts of “filotimo”, love, respect and “filoxenia” to those who are total strangers to them! Their acts and sacrifices shall not go un-noticed, because they are significant contributors to World Peace and Stability, and are clear examples of LOVE for others in the world to use and to learn from!”
In my humble opinion, the grannies of Lesvos should be honored with the Award. Symbolically.
PS however, as we all now, the Nobel Prize Committee is too conservative for such brave actions.