Tens of thousands of refugees and migrants, mainly from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, are stuck in Greece from when Balkan countries shut their borders in 2016. That route was the main passage way to northern Europe.
Photographer John Moore's viral photo shows a 2-year-old girl crying as her mother stood beside her. The young Honduran girl's mother was being frisked and body-searched (after which she was detained) when he took this picture.
Calling for more international cooperation and support to address the crisis, Grandi pointed to the dire needs of the more than half a million Rohingya Muslims who crossed into Bangladesh from Myanmar since August 25.
Three-quarters of all children fleeing to Europe are victims of exploitation and human trafficking, says UNICEF. But it’s not enough to offer better protection to these vulnerable people. Instead, the focus must be on eliminating the reasons that push them to flee in the first place, says Alexander Freund.
Another shift in recent weeks has been a clampdown on smuggling of Bangladeshi and North African migrants through Tripoli's Mitiga airport, after a militia that controlled the trade was forced out by a GNA-aligned armed group at the start of July.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras slammed Europe’s response to the ongoing refugee crisis while addressing the Greek parliament in Athens, Wednesday. “We have to admit that so far, the way Europe is handling the refugee crisis is disappointing. It is clear today that some fail to understand that either our common rules apply to all […]