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The Monitor's View Unsung heroes who rescue Syria’s refugees

As peace talks falter and the war in Syria escalates, one good constant has been the compassionate welcome and rescue of refugees by common residents in neighboring states. Good examples can be found on Greek islands.

Talks to end Syria’s war have yet to start while the war itself has escalated, driving more civilians into exile and forcing NATO to send ships to intercept them. Uncertainties about peace are high. Yet one good thing has remained constant during the five-year conflict: Ordinary residents in neighboring states continue to open their homes or come to the rescue of the refugees, who now number more than 3 million.

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