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The Importance Of Burying Your Deceased Loved Ones/ A Horrifying Exchange

In Athens, there's a DNA register of migrants and refugees that have died when their boats capsized. Police chiefs in charge of the registry want people who suspect that their relatives may have drowned, to get in touch with them. In November last year, I received a call from Zakay Challma, a Syriac-Orthodox monk who lives in Greece. He sounded panicked and asked me to convey to the media that the waves were too high, that it was winter and that no one should take the boats from Turkey to Greece.
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