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I was very pleased to be given an opportunity to be of some service to refugees on the island of Lesbos. I do feel my experience was not utilized in the capacity in which I worked, but I was grateful for the experience. There is much need on the island and in the camps that likely only NGO's can provide; namely mental health needs. I think this is a critical need for the wealth of mental health symptoms that refugees, including children, exhibited. Likely due to 8 years of a recession, the Greek government is unable to meet many of the needs of the refugees without the help of the European Union and/or NGO's. The migration of refugees will continue and likely to escalate in coming year. This humanitarian crisis needs us all to offer aid and comfort in whatever capacity we can.