Thousands of asylum-seekers remain stranded on Greek islands as they wait for their cases to be processed. Many of them have been there for months. DW’s reporter Oliver Sallet met people living in unheated tents and squalid conditions on Samos.
Researchers warn that child refugees in Greece are selling their bodies to fund their journeys to the heart of Europe. But as Anthee Carassava reports, few are prepared to abandon the dream of reaching their destination.
Britain's Lord Dubs, who was rescued from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, told DW he fears the plight of child refugees is getting lost amid electioneering and Brexit concerns. He called Germany the "conscience of Europe."
Austrian Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka has urged the EU to extend the country's border controls. Citing security concerns, Sobotka said he "simply needs to know who is coming to our country."
The sinking of an inflatable boat has claimed at least 15 lives off Lesbos, the Greek island whose refugee camps have been slammed by Pope Francis. At one camp on the island, Syrian refugees have gone on hunger strike.
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