Boat Landing at Kagia

Just after midnight on Thursday 13 July, Refugee4Refugees were notified by spotting teams that a refugee boat was trying to escape the Hellenic Coastguard in Greek waters. Spanish coastguard NGO Proactiva responded to the emergency and managed to calm refugees on the black inflatable boat. Proactiva managed to get the refugee boat to steer towards Kagia Beach on Lesvos' northern coast, which is less rocky and safer for arrivals. Refugee4Refugees' volunteers were on the beach waiting when they arrived and took their first steps on European soil.