Saturday, December 19, 2015

Susan Sarandon Now in Lesbos to Back Refugees; "I Have Come to Hear Their Stories and to Learn"

As refugees are expected to swell to one million in Europe in the next few days, Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon arrived yesterday on the Greek island of Lesbos -- the top transit point for refugees and migrants in Europe -- in an effort to support the refugees, the NY Daily News website reports today (December 19, 2015).

Sarandon, 69, is expected to spend the Christmas holidays on Lesbos. She is known for her humanitarian involvement of supporting people in need.

"I have come to hear their stories and learn," the "Thelma & Louise" actress said. "I hope that I can make it possible for them to have a voice so we can understand. Understand that 'these people' are just like us, wanting to keep their children safe..."

According to the International Organization for Migration, 990,761 people have arrived in Europe from Africa or Asia. The Geneva-based agency says the one million mark will be reached by December 22.

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