Migrants walk into a reception camp at Kokkinotrimithia village outside Cyprus' capital Nicosia Friday, Sept. 26 2014. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
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Surrounded by compatriots among a row of white canvas tents and prefabricated homes, Bahjat Molla sings mournfully of missing his Latakia home, of the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, of sitting with his mother.It's an impromptu performance for the 22-year-old in front of some of the 345 Syrian refugees who started settling in Friday in this former army camp converted into way station for newly arrived migrants. Lashed by high waves, the boat issued a distress call some 50 nautical miles off Cyprus' southwestern coastal town of Paphos. They were picked up by a Cypriot cruise ship on its way back from an Aegean island cruise.Unused to mass influxes of refugees from neighboring Syria just 200 kilometers away, Cypriot authorities did well to respond to the emergency, earning accolades.
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