Raoul Wallenberg Prize 2016
A Greek association (‘Agkalia ‘) from the island of Lesvos has received the Council of Europe’s Raoul Wallenberg Prize 2016 for outstanding achievements in providing frontline assistance to thousands of refugees irrespective of their origin and religion.
As Lesvos has become a European gateway for refugees, Agkalia has been providing temporary shelter, food, water and medical aid to people in need, assisting some 17,000 refugees and migrants since May 2015. Through its work to assist refugees, Agkalia also promotes tolerance and human rights.
Interview with George Tyrikos-Ergas, Katerina Efstathiou-Selacha, Eleni Efstathiou-Selacha.