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Refugee Crisis on Lesbos

Alex Majoli documents the tragedy and chaos of refugees and migrants arriving on the Greek Island of Lesbos

Alex Majoli

Alex Majoli Refugees and migrants arriving on Lesbos island are transferred to Moria refugee camp to registration from authorities before they can move on. Lesbos, Greece. 2015. © Alex Majoli | Magnum Photos
Alex Majoli Refugees and migrants arriving on Lesbos island. Lesbos, Greece. 2015. © Alex Majoli | Magnum Photos
Alex Majoli A volunteer giving a lift to a refugee family. Lesbos, Greece. 2015. © Alex Majoli | Magnum Photos
Alex Majoli Refugees and migrants arriving on Lesbos island are transferred to Moria refugee camp. Lesbos, Greece. 2015. © Alex Majoli | Magnum Photos
Alex Majoli Refugees and migrants wait for their turn to board the ship that will take them to mainland Greece. Lesbos, Greece. 2015. © Alex Majoli | Magnum Photos
Alex Majoli Refugees and migrants from Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Somalia arrive on the northern shores of Lesbos island after their journey from the Turkish coast. Lesbos, Greece. 2015. © Alex Majoli | Magnum Photos
Alex Majoli Refugees and migrants from Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Somalia arrive on the northern shores of Lesbos island. Lesbos, Greece. 2015. © Alex Majoli | Magnum Photos
Alex Majoli Refugees and migrants from Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Somalia arrive on the northern shores of Lesbos island. Lesbos, Greece. 2015. © Alex Majoli | Magnum Photos
Alex Majoli Refugees and migrants arriving on Lesbos island are transferred to Moria refugee camp to registration from authorities before they can move on. Lesbos, Greece. 2015. © Alex Majoli | Magnum Photos
Alex Majoli Refugees and migrants arriving on Lesbos island. Lesbos, Greece. 2015. © Alex Majoli | Magnum Photos
Alex Majoli Refugees and migrants arriving on Lesbos island. Lesbos, Greece. 2015. © Alex Majoli | Magnum Photos
Alex Majoli Refugees and migrants wait for their turn to board the ship that will take them to mainland Greece. Lesbos, Greece. 2015. © Alex Majoli | Magnum Photos
Alex Majoli Refugees and migrants wait for their turn to board the ship that will take them to mainland Greece. Lesbos, Greece. 2015. © Alex Majoli | Magnum Photos
Alex Majoli Refugees and migrants arriving on Lesbos island. Lesbos, Greece. 2015. © Alex Majoli | Magnum Photos
Alex Majoli Refugees and migrants arriving on Lesbos island. Lesbos, Greece. 2015. © Alex Majoli | Magnum Photos
Alex Majoli Refugees and migrants arriving on Lesbos island. Lesbos, Greece. 2015. © Alex Majoli | Magnum Photos

In early October 2015, Alex Majoli travelled to the island of Lesbos, off the Greek coast to report on the refugee crisis. Thousands of refugees are stuck on the island, which was supposed to be a route on the way toward Central Europe, while local authorities are overwhelmed by the state of affairs.