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A library in Greece opens a new chapter in refugees’ lives

/echo/file/library-greece-opens-new-chapter-refugees-lives_enA library in Greece opens a new chapter in refugees’ lives

With the support of EU Humanitarian Aid, UNHCR - the UN Refugee Agency - assisted the refugee community in Philippiada, western Greece, to create a library for children and adults alike.

The library is stocked with a few hundred books, in German, English and Arabic, and covering a wide range of subjects. For refugees in Greece, whose lives are temporarily put on hold, reading provides recreation and education. One refugee said "This library has helped me feel human and has given me the spirit to carry on and change my life."

The library helps the community to turn a page and restore hope for the future.

Video by UNHCR.

Last updated 10/04/2017