European mass migration crisis

Lebanese Afaf Adulhamid the mother of Mohammed Khaldoun, 27, who is still missing at sea while he was trying with other migrants to reach Cyprus on a boat, cries and prays her son's safe return, as she stands on the coast of Tripoli city, north Lebanon Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Mohammed is one of scores of people who have tried in recent weeks to flee Lebanon that is passing through its worst economic and financial crisis in decades to European Union member Cyprus. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
September 18, 2020 - 3:17 pm
TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — Mohammed Sufian did not dream of much: a job, food on the table, the chance to buy his 2½-year-old son the little things a toddler wants. So when he heard that smugglers were taking people from his hometown of Tripoli to the nearby Mediterranean island of Cyprus, he decided...
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Seawater from crashing waves cover a road at the port of Argostoli, on the Ionian island of Kefalonia, western Greece, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Hurricane-force winds and heavy rainfall battered several islands off the western coast of Greece Friday, causing power outages and road closures, as authorities in nearby mainland areas remained on alert. (AP Photo/Nikiforos Stamenis)
September 18, 2020 - 12:31 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities launched a large search and rescue operation Friday following a distress call from a vessel carrying dozens of migrants, which was caught in a powerful storm that lashed western Greece with hurricane-force winds and heavy rain, causing power outages and...
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A child sits between plastic bags as migrants pull their belongings in Kara Tepe, near Mytilene the capital of the northeastern island of Lesbos, Greece, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Greek police are moving hundreds of migrants to an army-built camp on the island of Lesbos Thursday after a fire destroyed an overcrowded facility, leaving them homeless for days. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
September 18, 2020 - 5:15 am
KARA TEPE, Greece (AP) — Police on the Greek island of Lesbos on Friday resumed relocating migrants rendered homeless when fires ravaged the country's largest refugee camp amid a local COVID-19 outbreak. Of the 5,000 people moved to a new army-built camp on the island, 135 so far have tested...
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A baby crawls as migrants remained camped out on a road leading from Moria to the capital of Mytilene, on the northeastern island of Lesbos, Greece, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Fires swept through the overcrowded camp at Moria on two nights last week, prompting more than 12,000 migrants and refugees to flee. Most of them remain without shelter even though emergency tents are available at another island site where a new camp is being built.  (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
September 17, 2020 - 8:19 am
KARA TEPE, Greece (AP) — Greek police are moving hundreds of migrants to an army-built camp on the island of Lesbos Thursday after a fire destroyed an overcrowded facility, leaving them homeless for days. Wearing masks and white coveralls, police escorted migrants camped out on a roadside to the...
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Homeless Afghan refugee Ayoub Husseini, who has lost the use of his legs after a construction accident, sits on a blanket with his belongings on the terrace of a commercial building on the island of Lesbos. Greece, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. Ayoub who hopes to receive medical treatment for his injuries in Europe, is one of thousands of asylum-seekers left homeless after a fire gutted Moria refugee camp on the island. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
September 17, 2020 - 7:11 am
MORIA, Greece (AP) — Ayoub Husseini’s struggle to survive and dream of walking again one day have taken a sudden and cruel turn for the worse. An Afghan asylum-seeker, he is paralyzed from the waist down but made it to the Greek island of Lesbos in February with the help of his younger brother Iesa...
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European Council President Charles Michel, center, accompanied by Greek officials, looks at the new temporary refugee camp in Kara Tepe during his visit on the northeastern island of Lesbos, Greece, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. Greece has called on the European Union to jointly run new refugee camps being built on its eastern islands as part of a planned overhaul of the bloc's migration policy. (Dimitris Tosidis/Pool via AP)
September 15, 2020 - 3:14 pm
KARA TEPE, Greece (AP) — The Greek government on Tuesday urged the European Union to jointly run new refugee camps on Greece's eastern islands as part of an overhaul of the EU's migration policies. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis made the proposal at an Athens meeting with European Council...
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Migrants with their belongings walk near the new temporary refugee camp in Karatepe near Mytilene town, on the northeastern island of Lesbos, Greece, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. Greece's prime minister demanded Sunday that the European Union take a greater responsibility for managing migration into the bloc, as Greek authorities promised that 12,000 migrants and asylum-seekers left homeless after fire gutted an overcrowded camp would be moved shortly to a new tent city. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
September 14, 2020 - 6:19 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A smuggling boat sank off the southern Greek island of Crete on Monday, leaving three dead, while a large rescue operation managed to save 56 others from the sea, authorities said. The Greek coast guard said efforts continued deep into the evening to locate other people who...
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FILE - In this Saturday, April 16, 2016 file photo, Pope Francis blesses a man kneeling in front of him, at the Moria refugee camp, on the Greek island of Lesbos. Pope Francis expressed solidarity Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, with the thousands of migrants who had been left homeless by the fires at a refugee camp in Lesbos, Greece, and called for a "human and dignified" welcome for them. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
September 13, 2020 - 11:04 am
MORIA, Greece (AP) — Greece’s prime minister demanded Sunday that the European Union take a greater responsibility for managing migration into the bloc, as Greek authorities promised that 12,000 migrants and asylum-seekers left homeless after fire gutted an overcrowded camp would be moved shortly...
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A general view of the temporary camp for refugees and migrants near Mytilene town, on the northeastern island of Lesbos, Greece, Sunday Sept. 13, 2020. Greek authorities have been scrambling to find a way to house more than 12,000 people left in need of emergency shelter on the island after the fires deliberately set on Tuesday and Wednesday night gutted the Moria refugee camp. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
September 13, 2020 - 9:58 am
LESBOS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s prime minister demanded Sunday that the European Union take a greater responsibility for managing migration into the bloc, as Greek authorities promised that 12,000 migrants and asylum-seekers left homeless after fire gutted an overcrowded camp would be moved shortly...
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A migrant holds her baby as she runs to avoid a small fire in a field near Mytilene town, on the northeastern island of Lesbos, Greece, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. Thousands of asylum-seekers spent a fourth night sleeping in the open on the Greek island of Lesbos, after successive fires destroyed the notoriously overcrowded Moria camp during a coronavirus lockdown. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
September 12, 2020 - 8:41 am
MORIA, Lesbos (AP) — Thousands of asylum-seekers have spent a fourth night sleeping in the open on the Greek island of Lesbos, after successive fires destroyed a notoriously overcrowded migrant and refugee camp during a coronavirus lockdown. Officials have said the Tuesday and Wednesday night...
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