A refugee is helped as she climbs a hill towards the main road after arriving on a dinghy from the Turkish coast to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos on Friday
Migrants and asylum seekers board a train near the registration camp after crossing the Macedonian-Greek border near Gevgelija on Thursday. Macedonia is a key transit country in the Balkans migration route into the EU
An Afghan girl sheds a tear upon her arrival with other refugees and migrants to the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey on Tuesday
Refugees and migrants arrive on the shore of the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey on Monday
Migrants and refugees queue near a registration camp after crossing the Macedonian-Greek border near Gevgelija on Monday. Macedonia is a key transit country in the Balkans migration route into the EU
A child sits behind a fence as refugees and migrants wait for a train heading to Serbia near the Macedonian-Greek border on Friday
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A Syrian woman stands holding a banner that reads in Turkish ”we are migrants, we will pass” near the highway on their way to the border between Turkey and Greece.
Migrants and refugees wait under the rain to cross the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, in northern Greece on Thursday
A refugee reacts after coming ashore near the village of Skala Sikamineas on Tuesday in Lesbos, Greece
Migrants raise hands to catch bottles of waters thrown by volunteers of humanitarian organisations as they wait to cross the Greek- Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, northern Greece.
Migrants confront Macedonian police during clashes at the Greek-Macedonian border, on Friday. Macedonian police drove back crowds of migrants and refugees trying to enter from Greece on Friday after a night spent stranded in no-man’s land by an emergency decree effectively sealing the Macedonian frontier.
Migrants wait on the Greek side of the border to pass into Macedonia near southern city of Gevgelija, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on Thursday. Macedonian special police forces arrived this morning and blocked the illegal border crossing between Macedonia and Greece
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Syrian refugees are seen onboard the passenger ship “Eleftherios Venizelos” at the port on the Greek island of Kos. A passenger ship carrying Syrian refugees set sail from the Greek island of Kos heading for the mainland as authorities struggle to cope with a wave of arrivals. The Greek coast guard’s office said the ship, which has acted as a floating accommodation and registration centre since Sunday, was heading for the northern port of Thessaloniki, Greece’s second biggest city.
A migrant hugs his family after safely arriving to the shores of Kos island from Turkey on Tuesday
A Syrian migrant arrives after crossing from Turkey by a rubber boat, seen in the background, in the southeastern island of Kos, Greece, Monday
Two Syrian refugees sit at the dock of the port of Kos as the passenger ship “Eleftherios Venizelos” backs into the quay on the Greek island of Kos. The vessel will house more than 2500 migrants who arrived in the country from the Turkish coast and will be used as a registration center for migrants. The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) called on Greece to take control of the “total chaos” on Mediterranean islands, where thousands of migrants have landed. About 124,000 have arrived this year by sea, many via Turkey, according to Vincent Cochetel, UNHCR director for Europe.
A dinghy with Syrian refugees approaches a beach of the Greek island of Kos, on Friday. The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) called on Greece to take control of the “total chaos” on Mediterranean islands, where thousands of migrants have landed
Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos reacts as deputies attempt to disrupt his speech during a night parliamentary session in Athens, Greece, early on Friday. Greek lawmakers debated a draft bill on the latest bailout deal, which the government hopes will be approved ahead of a euro zone finance ministers meeting in Brussels on Friday.
Migrant women carrying children comfort each other upon reaching the Greek island of Kos after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece. Greece sent extra riot police to Kos as tensions mounted over a huge influx of migrants. The Greek government said it was “immediately” dispatching a ship to Kos to double up as an accommodation and processing centre for up to 2,500 people as around 7,000 migrants wait to apply for immigration papers.
An officer onboard a Greek Coast Guard boat talks to Syrian refugees overcrowding a dinghy as it drifts in the Aegean sea between Turkey and Greece after its motor broke down off the Greek island of Kos on Tuesday