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A group of Afghan refugees walk along the road between Mantamado and Mytilini. Most refugees land on the northern shores of the island and walk for nine hours either to Mytilini port or to Moria First Reception Centre. Every day hundreds of refugees, mainly from Syria and Afghanistan, are crossing in small overcrowded inflatable boats the six mile channel from the Turkish coast to the island of Lesbos in Greece. Many spend their life savings, over $1,000, to buy a space on these boats.