Grieving the Loss of a Grandmother Refugee on a Greek Island

A 93-year-old Greek woman who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize several years ago died for helping refugees during a massive wave of migration to Europe.

Emilia Camfisi and two other elderly women rose to fame in 2015 when they were photographed bottle-feeding a refugee baby after his parents arrived on Lisius Island during a difficult and dangerous sea voyage.

Three elderly Greek women, daughters of Greek refugees from Turkey, have become a symbol of the solidarity of the people of Lesbos with the Syrian refugees arriving in large numbers.

Anna news agency reported that Kamwezi’s funeral will take place on Monday in her village in Lesvos.

Two other women have died earlier: Maritza Mafrabido died in 2019 at the age of 92, and Efstratia Mafrabido died in 2022 at the age of 96.

Source: AFP

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