An inspiring story of a few remarkable heroes on the Island of Lesvos who helped almost half a million refugees in 2015 has been documented in a new short film called Ode to Lesvos, created by Johnnie Walker Storyline – an ongoing series that aims to find and tell the world’s most inspirational stories of human progress.
Throughout the past year, headlines from the region have naturally focused on the tragic aspects of the unfolding human drama in the Aegean and Mediterranean seas. Ode to Lesvos shines a light on a lesser told story – the inspiring response of islanders who opened their hearts to the refugees and whose positivity drove them to rescue people from the sea, give shelter, and provide food and water.
Johnnie Walker is also supporting leading global organisation Mercy Corps, an organisation that helps people around the world survive and thrive after conflict, crisis and natural disaster. Since the Syria war began, Mercy Corps has helped more than 7.7 million affected by the crisis and expanded their programming to Greece and The Balkans in response to the migration crisis.
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