Migrants

Migrants and refugess build a church in the "jungle" of Calais

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Migrants and refugees build a church in the “jungle” of Calais

Gendarmes walk through makeshift shacks during the evacuation of a Roma migrants' camp deemed insecure and unsanitary, on former railway tracks along Boulevard Ney in northern Paris

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Gendarmes walk through makeshift shacks during the evacuation of a Roma migrants’ camp deemed insecure and unsanitary, on former railway tracks along Boulevard Ney in northern Paris

Migrants Wait For Trains In Sub Zero Temperatures On The Serbian Border...PRESEVO, SERBIA - JANUARY 26:  A group of migrant children wait for hot food in sub zero temperatures near the Serbian-Croatian border on January 26, 2016 in Presevo, Serbia.  Migrants have been braving sub zero temperatures as they cross the border from Macedonia into Serbia. (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

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A group of migrant and refugee children wait for hot food in sub zero temperatures near the Serbian-Croatian border in Presevo, Serbia 

A man walks in a makeshift camp known as...A man walks in a makeshift camp known as "the jungle", on January 18, 2016 in Calais.  The residents of the camp in the northern French port of Calais are in a desperate race to save their makeshift homes from the bulldozers. Local authorities warned them earlier this week that they had just a few days to clear hundreds of shanties made from wooden planks and tarpaulin from the edge of the road that borders the camp.  / AFP / PHILIPPE HUGUENPHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images

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A man walks in a makeshift camp known as “the jungle” in Calais. The residents of the camp in the northern French port of Calais are in a desperate race to save their makeshift homes from the bulldozers. Local authorities warned them earlier this week that they had just a few days to clear hundreds of shanties made from wooden planks and tarpaulin from the edge of the road that borders the camp. 

Migrants and refugees walk on Friday after crossing the Macedonian border in the Serbian village of Miratovac. Migrants and refugees are facing deteriorating weather conditions as they make their way to the EU via the Balkans. Despite cold and heavy rain, thousands of  migrants continue to arrive in Serbia. More than a million refugees and migrants arrived in Europe in 2015 in the worst crisis of its kind to face the continent since World War II.

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Migrants and refugees walk on Friday after crossing the Macedonian border in the Serbian village of Miratovac. Migrants and refugees are facing deteriorating weather conditions as they make their way to the EU via the Balkans

A Syrian refugee and two children arrive aboard the passenger ferry Ariadne at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Greece, January 4, 2016.

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A Syrian refugee and two children arrive aboard the passenger ferry Ariadne at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Greece

An Iraqi man disembarks from a dinghy on a beach after his trip with other refugees and migrants from the Turkish coast to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015. European Union leaders on Thursday set a six-month deadline for deciding whether to push ahead with plans for a border guard agency that could deploy to member states unable or unwilling to manage their borders as thousands of migrants continue to arrive in Europe daily.

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An Iraqi man disembarks from a dinghy on a beach after his trip with other refugees and migrants from the Turkish coast to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos on Friday

A boy carries a basket of laundry as another child follows him inside Eleonas refugee camp near central Athens Monday, Dec. 14, 2015. Financially stricken Greece is the main entry point for asylum-seekers trying to enter the 28-nation European Union. More than 700,000 people have arrived so far this year but few want to remain in the country, with almost all heading to more prosperous European nations.

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A boy carries a basket of laundry as another child follows him inside Eleonas refugee camp near central Athens Monday. Financially stricken Greece is the main entry point for asylum-seekers trying to enter the 28-nation European Union

Refugees and migrants wait for buses lea...Refugees and migrants wait for buses leading them to the city centre, after disembarking from a government chartered ferry in a port of Piraeus near Athens on December 10, 2015.  More than 4000 refugees arrived to the port from the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios with the majority of them heading by buses to the Greek-Macedonian border.  Greece said on December 10, 2015 it would seek to deport economic migrants, who had been blocked at its border with Macedonia after Skopje clamped down on entry, if they are not entitled to asylum. "Those without papers, the so-called illegal migrants, have the right to request asylum (or) the right to voluntary repatriation," junior interior minister for migration Yiannis Mouzalas told reporters.

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Refugees and migrants wait for buses leading them to the city centre, after disembarking from a government chartered ferry in a port of Piraeus near Athens on Thursday

Women covered with thermal blankets after their arrival with other migrants and refugees on a dinghy from the Turkish coast to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos.

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Women covered with thermal blankets after their arrival with other migrants and refugees on a dinghy from the Turkish coast to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos

A man sits on rail tracks as migrants and refugees wait to cross the Greek-Macedonian border near Idomeni on December 8, 2015.  Since last week, Macedonia has restricted passage to northern Europe to only Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans who are considered war refugees. All other nationalities are deemed economic migrants and told to turn back, leaving over 1,500 people stuck on the border, mostly Indian, Moroccan, Bangladeshi and Pakistani.

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A man sits on rail tracks as migrants and refugees wait to cross the Greek-Macedonian border near Idomeni on Thursday.
Macedonia has restricted passage to northern Europe to only Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans who are considered war refugees

TOPSHOT - A man carrying a baby cries af...TOPSHOT - A man carrying a baby cries after crossing the Greek-Macedonian border with other migrants and refugees, near the town of Gevgelija, on December 4, 2015. Since last week, Macedonia has restricted passage to northern Europe to only Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans who are considered war refugees. All other nationalities are deemed economic migrants and told to turn back. Over 1,500 people are stuck on the border, mostly Indians, Moroccans, Bangladeshis and Pakistanis.

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A man carrying a baby cries after crossing the Greek-Macedonian border with other migrants and refugees, near the town of Gevgelija. Macedonia has restricted passage to northern Europe to only Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans who are considered war refugees. All other nationalities are deemed economic migrants and told to turn back. Over 1,500 people are stuck on the border 

A man hugs a girl on Thursday, after refugees and migrants arrived  on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey. More than 886,000 migrants have arrived in Europe by sea so far this year, according to the latest UN figures.

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A man hugs a girl on Thursday, after refugees and migrants arrived on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey

A woman shouts as stranded migrants from Somalia protest in front of the border fence, demanding to cross the Greek-Macedonian border near the northern Greek village of Idomeni, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. Hundreds of migrants are stranded on the Greek side, as dozens of them decided to go back in Athens, after Macedonia blocked access to citizens of countries that are not being fast-tracked for asylum in the European Union

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A woman shouts as stranded migrants from Somalia protest in front of the border fence, demanding to cross the Greek-Macedonian border near the northern Greek village of Idomeni, Wednesday

Migrants run as police fired tear gas into the entrance to the camp known as the 'New Jungle' on December 2, 2015 in Calais, France.

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Migrants run as police fired tear gas into the entrance to the camp known as the ‘New Jungle’ in Calais, France

Migrants protest behind a fence against restrictions limiting passage at the Greek-Macedonian border, near Gevgelija, on December 1, 2015.  Since last week, Macedonia has restricted passage to northern Europe to only Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans who are considered war refugees. All other nationalities are deemed economic migrants and told to turn back. Macedonia on November 29 finished building a fence on its frontier with Greece becoming the latest country in Europe to build a border barrier aimed at checking the flow of migrants.

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Migrants protest behind a fence against restrictions limiting passage at the Greek-Macedonian border, near Gevgelija, on Tuesday.
Since last week, Macedonia has restricted passage to northern Europe to only Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans who are considered war refugees

A woman holds a child as other migrants who are demanding to be allowed to cross the Greek-Macedonian border stand next to a fence on the railway tracks near the northern Greek village of Idomeni, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. Hundreds of migrants are stranded on the Greek side after Macedonia blocked access to citizens of countries that are not being fast-tracked for asylum in the European Union. Macedonia erected a fence on its southern border with neighboring Greece in order to prevent illegal crossings by migrants.

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A woman holds a child as other migrants who are demanding to be allowed to cross the Greek-Macedonian border stand next to a fence on the railway tracks near the northern Greek village of Idomeni, Monday. Hundreds of migrants are stranded on the Greek side after Macedonia blocked access to citizens of countries that are not being fast-tracked for asylum in the European Union

TOPSHOTS Migrants and refugees gather wi...TOPSHOTS Migrants and refugees gather within the makeshift "Jungle" migrant and refugee camp on November 25, 2015 in Calais, northern France. Clashes broke out November 25 between some 800 migrants and law enforcement on port bypass Calais (Pas-de-Calais), with seven minor injuries among the police and migrants, according to the prefecture of Pas-de-Calais. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUENPHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images

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Migrants and refugees gather within the makeshift “Jungle” migrant and refugee camp in Calais, northern France. Clashes broke out on Wednesday between migrants and law enforcement on port bypass Calais (Pas-de-Calais) 

A man kisses his wife as she holds their children just after their arrival on the Greek island of Lesbos

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A man kisses his wife as she holds their children just after their arrival on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey on Friday.

Migrants and refugees walk up to the hill after arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey on November 19, 2015. European leaders tried to focus on joint action with Africa to tackle the migration crisis, as Slovenia became the latest EU member to act on its own by barricading its border. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILICBULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images

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Migrants and refugees walk up to the hill after arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey