Danish aid worker Salam Aldeen, who rescued thousands of refugees from the sea, recently stood trial on charges of smuggling migrants over the Turkish-Greek border. Humanitarian aid organizations followed the case closely.
It has become increasingly difficult for refugees to make their way from Greece to Central Europe. But in the face of police violence and the risk of arrest, thousands still embark on the dangerous journey.
The European Parliament has called for an expansion of the EU's border protection authority. However, concerns over jurisdiction are giving many member states reason for pause.
Migrants locked in detention camps in Tripoli face increasing danger as the prospect of a drawn-out siege looms. Inconsistent responses from Europe to the crisis have left them little hope.
Rumors on social media that the border between Greece and North Macedonia was open convinced hundreds of migrants to make the trek. The Greek Migration Ministry said people had been lured by "fake news."
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