Anchorage resident Teresa Gray just returned from volunteering in a refugee camp in Lesvos, Greece.
Gray is a retired paramedic who was moved to volunteer for three weeks in January with a relief organization based in Ireland, after she saw the tragic and widely circulated photograph of a small refugee boy who died and washed up on a beach.
Gray had never assisted with an international relief effort before. She says the refugees who are fleeing Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq pay Turkish Smugglers 1500 dollars a person to get to Lesvos.
They are herded onto overloaded boats.
A longer version of this interview can be found here: here.