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A group of Syrian refugees on a small inflatable boat near the beach of Skala Sykaminias on the island of Lesbos. On the horizon the Greek Coast Guard vessel can be seen. 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.