LI photographer captures migrant crisis in Europe

Thousands of desperate refugee migrants in Europe are fleeing their war-torn homelands in search of a better life.



Doug Kuntz, of East Hampton, spent six weeks on an island in Greece -- watching thousands of refugees arrive in small boats.



"Some people are injured. I saw a guy in a wheelchair once, and some people with no legs," says Kuntz.



The refugees are spending days in cramped quarters, waiting to be processed and moved on to locations in Europe.



"People were refusing food because there is no sanitation...they're hungry and they won't eat," says Kuntz.



Residents in Montauk and surrounding communities have been ignited and united by Kuntz' story. A group of volunteers is heading overseas on Thanksgiving with local donations to help the refugees.



Kuntz is headed back next week, paying his own way and volunteering his time.



"There's 6 million people on the move in Europe right now. It's probably the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II," he says.



 


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