Noted Actress Appeals for Greece Aid

British actress and activist Vanessa Redgrave is appealing for governments internationally to assist Greece in helping the hundreds of thousands of migrants transiting the country in search of a better life in Europe.

Redgrave says Greece has given “the lesson of humanity” to the world but can’t solve the problem on its own.

She spoke during a visit to a migrant shelter in Athens on Tuesday, where about 560 people of various nationalities are being temporarily housed.

About 850,000 people entered Greece last year, mostly paying smugglers for a berth in frail craft that make the short but dangerous crossing from nearby Turkey to the eastern Greek islands.