Around 320 refugees, mostly from Syria, now live in an LM Village summer resort that closed over five years ago as a result of Greece’s financial crisis.
The idea to reopen the resort as a refugee reception centre came from local mayor, Nabil-Iosif Morad, a Syrian doctor from Homs who has lived in Greece for 25 years.
He offered the resort after the Greek Government asked local mayors for help in taking in the 57,460 refugees still in Greece,
This is an excerpt from an article first published by the UNHCR. Read the original article here: UNHCR – Greek Syrian mayor and refugees bring tourist village back to life