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Mar 21, 2023

Matt Crawford speaks with author Dana Sachs about her book, All Else Failed: The Unlikely Volunteers at the Heart of the Migrant Aid Crisis. In 2015, increasing numbers of refugees and migrants, most of them fleeing war-torn homelands, arrived by boat on the shores of Greece, the greatest human displacement in Europe since WWII. Surviving the sea crossing was harrowing in itself but how would they be accepted and where would they live? Sachs's compelling eyewitness account tells us of how refugees and volunteers stepped up to create an amazing network that rose up to meet the needs of these people within an immense global humanitarian disaster. Told through the eyes of seven individual men, women and their families this is a story that will move you.