Global Jewish nonprofit organization HIAS and Muslim humanitarian aid NGO Islamic Relief USA announced on Wednesday that they have formed a partnership to expand legal services for the most vulnerable refugee populations in Athens and Lesbos.

"In 2015, Greece emerged as the most visible focal point of the largest global refugee crisis since World War II," the groups said in a press release.

More than a million migrants from Syria, Iraq and other countries in crisis passed through Greece in 2015 and 2016, with some 60,000 refugees having stayed there. In 2017, nearly 3,000 migrants arrived in Greece each month, according to the groups.

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