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A young greek man rushes towards a boat of refugees on the shore of Lesvos in Greece. He wants to steal the engine ahead of the 10 other engine thieves waiting on shore.
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An Afghan boy drinks tea at the border to Macedonia on Saturday, December 5. 2015 in Idomeni, Greece. Since 18. November the border has only accepted refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan leaving thoussands cut of in a large tent camp in Idomeni.
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A small rubber dinghy filled with refugees and migrants arrives on the coast of Greek island Lesbos on the 30th October 2015. The island og Lesvos have seen hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees arrive from Turkey in 2015.
The EU border fence at Ceuta, Spain.
The borderfence in Ceuta, Spain early morning 7. September 2016. The fence is a 6 meter high parallel fence towards Morocco keeping sub-Saharan migrants and refugees out. The fence has barbed wire, watchposts, sound sensors, motion sensors, lights, cameras, patrolling guards on foot, in cars, in the hills, at sea in boats. It was first built in 1993, raised height in 1995 and again in 2005 to what it is today.Its is the ground zero of European Border control.
100.000 lifevest mountain on Lesvos, Greece.
Over 100.000 lifevests and rubberboats lie in a almost 10 meter high pile on the island of Lesbos, Greece on the 31th October 2015. In 2015 Greece received well over 800.000 refugees and migrants. All primarily arriving with boat over the Aegean ocean from Turkey. The local island struggled to cope with the influx on its shores.
Syrian refugees walk on the dirt track.
A group of Syrian refugees from Aleppo walks on the dirty track along the beach on Lesbos. The refugees have just arrived with boat from Turkey on the 31th October 2015.
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Refugees and migrants rest at the private funded camp OXY outside the town Molyvos on Lesbos, Greece on the 1. November 2015. The island have received hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees in 2015, but have received little official help, nor established a reception center on the north coast where most arrive. This private funded camp make sure the migrants doesn't have to walk the almost 60 km to the receptioncenter outside Mytilini city.
Grave of refugees in Greece.
A refugee and migrant massgrave at the border between Greece and Turkey along the Evros River on the 4th December 2015. There are no official record of the bodies buried here, but estimates are 450. Most of the bodies are never identified, only two graves are marked with tombstones and names of two Syrian-Palestinian boys born in a refugee camp in Syria. The gravesite is unmarked and fenced.
Afghan asylum seekers froze to death.
In this forrest four Afghan asylum seekers froze to death in November 2014. The men were found on the border between Bulgaria and Serbia outside the town of Kireevo. The four Afghan men were in the process of obtaining refugee status in Bulgaria but tried to cross the border, and in the harsh cold weather and fog they got lost and froze to death. Image is taken on 9th December 2015.
Hungarian border police patrols the fence.
Hungarian border police patrols the newly made border fence at Röszke near the border to Serbia on the 4th November 2015. The September 14th Hungary saw over 10.000 refugees and migrants cross over their borders and the same day they completed their border fence and cracked down on anyone trying to cross illegally into the country. Now numbers are down to under 100 pr. day having sealed off the entire southern border stretch.
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Rejected Moroccan migrants sits at their makeshift camp right beside the newly erected Macedonian border fence to Idomeni, Greece on the 5th December 2015.
Macedonian military guards their barbwire border fence.
Macedonian military guards their barbwire border fence towards Greece on the 5th December 2015. They are armed with kalashnikovs and heavy machineguns protecting the border against the almost 10.000 refugees and migrants on the other side in Idomeni, Greece.
A 4 kilometer bus convoy for refugees.
A 4 kilometer bus convoy waits outside of the receptioncenter in Presevo, Serbia on the 8th December 2015. The busses come from all the borders of Serbia and are privately owned and run, they companies often charge overprice for the tickets. Now they wait for the refugees to return to take them further north.
Refugees walk to the train in Slavonski Brod, Croatia.
Refugees and migrants in the Croatian winter transitcamp Slavonski Brod are marched towards the train that will take them to Slovenia on the 6th November 2015. They have been in the camp for 5-6 hours where they have had access to hot tents, food and medical assistance.
Workers maintain the Calais fence.
Workers maintain the fence at the edge of The Jungle in Calais on the 19th April 2016. A migrants bikes past. Early March the french authorities cleared half of The Jungle pushing out migrants to live elsewhere.
The first refugee on Jersey Island.
Amir walks in the garden outside his apartment on Jersey in the Channel Islands on the 23rd April 2016. He arrived from France in the boot of his brothers car, but was caught by Jersey law enforcement. Armir is the first official refugee to reach Jersey island but because the Island does not have any asylum laws, Amir is currently awaiting his sentence as a criminal case. A local charity had Amir released from prison on bail, and have since provided him with a room at the local church while he awaits his verdict.
A refugee center in Oberursel, Germany
The refugee center in Oberursel, Germany on the 24th April 2016. The center have over the last 5 years received complaints about the living conditions. The owner, a former Stasi-general Mr. Pohl owns many similar centers around in Germany, all in the same standard and have numerous times been accused of using the situation for hos own benefits.
Burned down asylum center in Sweden.
Kånna, Sweden. The local school was arson attacked on 15th October 2015 the day before it was supposed to be housing 80 asylum seekers. The police is currently investigating the attack. On the walls graffiti with hateful rhetoric towards immigrants are written. Sweden have been struck by countless arson attacks since receiving almost 200.000 refugees and migrants in 2015.
Asylumseekers tent-center in Denmark. September 2016.
15. September 2016. The now empty asylumseekers tent-center in Haderslev, Denmark. The camp was opened in January 2016 to accomodate the rising number of asylumseekers reaching Denmark. Since the opening this camp have been highly critisized for being unnecessary as the regular Danish asylumcenter has free space. 3. September 2016 the camp was closed down and the almost 200 male inhabitants were moved to other center arounds the country.
Migrants walk in the bufferzone in Calais.
Two migrants walks in the bufferzone at the Calais camp known as The Jungle on the 19th April 2016. A newly made area the clearly marks The Jungle and the freeway - this zone referred by police as the bufferzone makes it easier to spot migrants trying to get near the fence where trucks go to the UK.