There are concerns the fighting in Aleppo could trigger new flows of migration to Western Europe. Thousands hoping to travel there have been massing at the Greek-Macedonian border. Macedonia is allowing very few to enter from Greece.
As smuggling activity in the Aegean Sea has reached the highest level since last fall, the Greek islands are once again becoming overcrowded. Diego Cupolo reports that most new arrivals come via Turkey.
Alaa Houd came to Germany as a refugee in late 2014, when the massive influx of asylum seekers into Europe had not yet begun. Nearly three years later, he is not quite settled yet, but returning to Syria is impossible.
Once again, riots broke out at the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos this week. Local politicians and migration experts are striving for solutions.
The European Commission has announced new emergency funds for refugees in Greece. The money is meant to help tens of thousands of refugees pay for housing, food and medical care.
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