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We have all seen the news on our TV screen and read newspaper reports of the situation as thousands flee worn-torn Syria. Often we have to make up our minds where we stand from reading and listening to often-biased accounts. In May, President of Methodist Women in Britain (MwiB), Anne Browse, had the opportunity to go with other women to visit some of the refugee camps in Greece. There she found families like you and me, except they had risked everything for a new life and had ended up living in a tent on either waste ground or, if they were lucky, in a refugee camp. Ordinary families who had fled the violence, and as one Medecins Sans Frontieres doctor said, they have not put their lives at risk for a larger screen TV! Basic daily living is tough: they are not allowed to cook in case of fire, washing and drying clothes is very difficult, and showers cost 1 euro per person.

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