Greek authorities have begun evacuating the country's largest makeshift refugee camp at Idomeni. The camp is home to nearly 8,500 people, mostly from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq.
Ghassan and his wife have been separated for 30 months. From Germany, he waits every day for news as to whether she can join him from Lebanon, but that day could be long in coming.
A Syrian government offensive against the al-Qaida stronghold of Idlib and Turkish attacks on Kurdish forces in Afrin are creating a humanitarian crisis and massive displacement. The UN is calling for a ceasefire.
They have fled from wars, persecution and sexual abuse - and have a strong will to move on. DW talked to women in several refugee centers in Greece about their hopes for the future and their adventurous journey.
More than 700,000 applications for asylum were lodged in Europe in 2017. One million asylum applications decisions were also made, with 40 percent resulting in refugee status or subsidiary protection.
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