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Published 05/09/2015

A refugee stands behind a fence at the Hungarian border with Serbia near the town of Horgos on September 16, 2015. AFP/Getty Images
A refugee stands behind a fence at the Hungarian border with Serbia near the town of Horgos on September 16, 2015. AFP/Getty Images
Hungarian riot use tear gas as migrants attempt to break out from the no-man's land between the two countries at the Hungarian-Serbian border of Roszke station on September 16, 2015. Hungarian police fired tear gas and water cannon at several hundred migrants protesting at being unable to cross the border from Serbia and throwing missiles, AFP reporters said. AFP PHOTO / SANDOR GEMESISANDOR GEMESI/AFP/Getty Images
Refugees wait at the main train station in Salzburg, Austria, September 16, 2015. Thousands of refugees arrived in Austria during the last day's, coming from Hungary. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Refugees wait at the main train station in Salzburg, Austria, September 16, 2015. Thousands of refugees arrived in Austria during the last day's, coming from Hungary. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
FREILASSING, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 16: Migrants who had arrived on foot from the Salzburg train station in Austria wait under a bridge before continuing after crossing the border to Germany on September 16, 2015 at Freilassing, Germany. Hundreds of migrants who had been stuck in Salzburg and unable to find available seats on trains going to Germany broke off in groups to reach the nearby border to Germany on foot. German authorities have temporarily reinstated border controls along Germany's border to Austria and are conducting spot checks on arriving traffic. Germany is still accepting up to thousands of new migrants daily but has imposed border controls in order to crack down on smugglers and to better regulate the flow of arriving migrants, tens of thousands of whom arrived in Germany over the last few weeks. Meanwhile Hungary has sealed it new fence along its border to Serbia and migrants are now heading to Croatia in an effort to reach western Europe.. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
FREILASSING, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 16: Several hundred migrants who had arrived on foot from the Salzburg train station in Austria cross the border to Germany on September 16, 2015 at Freilassing, Germany. Hundreds of migrants who had been stuck in Salzburg and unable to find available seats on trains going to Germany broke off in groups to reach the nearby border to Germany on foot. German authorities have temporarily reinstated border controls along Germany's border to Austria and are conducting spot checks on arriving traffic. Germany is still accepting up to thousands of new migrants daily but has imposed border controls in order to crack down on smugglers and to better regulate the flow of arriving migrants, tens of thousands of whom arrived in Germany over the last few weeks. Meanwhile Hungary has sealed it new fence along its border to Serbia and migrants are now heading to Croatia in an effort to reach western Europe.. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
FREILASSING, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 16: A German policeman watches over migrants who had arrived on foot from the Salzburg train station in Austria to the border to Germany on September 16, 2015 at Freilassing, Germany. Hundreds of migrants who had been stuck in Salzburg and unable to find available seats on trains going to Germany broke off in groups to reach the nearby border to Germany on foot. German authorities have temporarily reinstated border controls along Germany's border to Austria and are conducting spot checks on arriving traffic. Germany is still accepting up to thousands of new migrants daily but has imposed border controls in order to crack down on smugglers and to better regulate the flow of arriving migrants, tens of thousands of whom arrived in Germany over the last few weeks. Meanwhile Hungary has sealed it new fence along its border to Serbia and migrants are now heading to Croatia in an effort to reach western Europe.. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
A police officer uses binoculars at a check point during control on the border crossing between Austria and Germany at the southern German city of Kiefersfelden on September 16, 2015 as tens of thousands of migrants have entered Germany from Hungary via Austria in recent weeks. Germany took the drastic measure of reinstating border controls on September 13, 2015 after being overwhelmed by a surge in asylum-seekers. AFP PHOTO / GUENTER SCHIFFMANNGUENTER SCHIFFMANN/AFP/Getty Images
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - SEPTEMBER 16: (TURKEY OUT) Migrants and refugees demonstrate as Turkish police block the road at Esenler Bus Terminal on September 16, 2015 Istanbul, Turkey. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called 'Balkans route' has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The number of people leaving their homes in war torn countries such as Syria, marks the largest migration of people since World War II. (Photo by Ahmet Sik/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - SEPTEMBER 16: (TURKEY OUT) A Syrian migrant girl sleeps as they are stopped by Turkish police at Esenler Bus Terminal on September 16, 2015 Istanbul, Turkey. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called 'Balkans route' has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The number of people leaving their homes in war torn countries such as Syria, marks the largest migration of people since World War II. (Photo by Ahmet Sik/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - SEPTEMBER 16: (TURKEY OUT) Migrants and refugees wait as they are stopped by Turkish police at Istanbul's Esenler Bus Terminal, Turkey, September 16, 2015. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called 'Balkans route' has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The number of people leaving their homes in war torn countries such as Syria, marks the largest migration of people since World War II. (Photo by Ahmet Sik/Getty Images)
EDIRNE, TURKEY - SEPTEMBER 16: (TURKEY OUT) Syrian migrants make their way along a road in the western Turkish city of Edirne towards the Greek border on September 16, 2015 in Edirne,Turkey. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called 'Balkans route' has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The number of people leaving their homes in war torn countries such as Syria, marks the largest migration of people since World War II. (Photo by Gokhan Tan/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - SEPTEMBER 16: (TURKEY OUT) Migrants and refugees wait as they are stopped by Turkish police at Esenler Bus Terminal on September 16, 2015 Istanbul, Turkey. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called 'Balkans route' has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The number of people leaving their homes in war torn countries such as Syria, marks the largest migration of people since World War II. (Photo by Ahmet Sik/Getty Images)
TOPSHOTS A child sits inside a tent at a makeshift refugee camp at the Hungarian border with Serbia near the town of Horgos on September 16, 2015. Europe's 20-year passport-free Schengen zone appeared to be a risk of crumbling with Germany boosting border controls on parts of its frontier with France as migrants desperate to find a way around Hungary's border fence began crossing into Croatia. With a string of EU countries tightened frontier controls in the face of the unprecedented human influx, the cherished principle of free movement across borders -- a pillar of the European project -- seemed in grave jeopardy. AFP PHOTO / ARMEND NIMANIARMEND NIMANI/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOTS A child cries inside a tent at a makeshift refugee camp at the Hungarian border with Serbia near the town of Horgos on September 16, 2015. Europe's 20-year passport-free Schengen zone appeared to be a risk of crumbling with Germany boosting border controls on parts of its frontier with France as migrants desperate to find a way around Hungary's border fence began crossing into Croatia. With a string of EU countries tightened frontier controls in the face of the unprecedented human influx, the cherished principle of free movement across borders -- a pillar of the European project -- seemed in grave jeopardy. AFP PHOTO / ARMEND NIMANIARMEND NIMANI/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOTS Austrian police officers blow balloons for a little refugee boy at the entrance hall of the main train station in Salzburg, near the German-Austrian border, on September 16, 2015 as tens of thousands of migrants have entered Austria from Hungary in recent weeks. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOTS A child walks near a makeshift refugee camp at the Hungarian border with Serbia near the town of Horgos on September 16, 2015. Europe's 20-year passport-free Schengen zone appeared to be a risk of crumbling with Germany boosting border controls on parts of its frontier with France as migrants desperate to find a way around Hungary's border fence began crossing into Croatia. With a string of EU countries tightened frontier controls in the face of the unprecedented human influx, the cherished principle of free movement across borders -- a pillar of the European project -- seemed in grave jeopardy. AFP PHOTO / ARMEND NIMANIARMEND NIMANI/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOTS Children of refugees sleep at the Hungarian border with Serbia near the town of Horgos on September 16, 2015. Europe's 20-year passport-free Schengen zone appeared to be a risk of crumbling with Germany boosting border controls on parts of its frontier with France as migrants desperate to find a way around Hungary's border fence began crossing into Croatia. With a string of EU countries tightened frontier controls in the face of the unprecedented human influx, the cherished principle of free movement across borders -- a pillar of the European project -- seemed in grave jeopardy. AFP PHOTO / ARMEND NIMANIARMEND NIMANI/AFP/Getty Images
EDIRNE, TURKEY - SEPTEMBER 16: (TURKEY OUT) Syrian migrant children rest in a tent during their walk towards the Greece border on a road near Edirne, September 16, 2015 in Turkey. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called 'Balkans route' has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The number of people leaving their homes in war torn countries such as Syria, marks the largest migration of people since World War II. (Photo by Gokhan Tan/Getty Images)
EDIRNE, TURKEY - SEPTEMBER 16: (TURKEY OUT) Syrian migrants wait at Edirne International Bus Terminal during their walk towards the Greece border on a road in western Turkish city of Edirne, September 16, 2015 in Turkey. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called 'Balkans route' has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The number of people leaving their homes in war torn countries such as Syria, marks the largest migration of people since World War II. (Photo by Gokhan Tan/Getty Images)
EDIRNE, TURKEY - SEPTEMBER 16: (TURKEY OUT) Syrian children play as they wait at Edirne International Bus Terminal during their walk towards the Greece border on a road in western Turkish city of Edirne, September 16, 2015 in Turkey. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called 'Balkans route' has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The number of people leaving their homes in war torn countries such as Syria, marks the largest migration of people since World War II. (Photo by Gokhan Tan/Getty Images)
Migrants and refugees wait in a camp to register after crossing the Macedonian-Greek border near Gevgelija on September 16, 2015. Migrants began to cross from Serbia into Croatia, desperate to find a new way into the European Union after Hungary sealed its border and a string of EU countries tightened frontier controls in the face of an unprecedented human influx. Pressure is building for a special EU summit to come up with solutions to the crisis, with the bloc bitterly split and free movement across borders -- a pillar of the European project -- in jeopardy, with Germany further calling it into question by boosting controls on parts of its frontier with France. AFP PHOTO / ROBERT ATANASOVSKIROBERT ATANASOVSKI/AFP/Getty Images
Migrants stand behind a fence at a camp after crossing the Macedonian-Greek border near Gevgelija on September 16, 2015. Migrants began to cross from Serbia into Croatia, desperate to find a new way into the European Union after Hungary sealed its border and a string of EU countries tightened frontier controls in the face of an unprecedented human influx. Pressure is building for a special EU summit to come up with solutions to the crisis, with the bloc bitterly split and free movement across borders -- a pillar of the European project -- in jeopardy, with Germany further calling it into question by boosting controls on parts of its frontier with France. AFP PHOTO / ROBERT ATANASOVSKIROBERT ATANASOVSKI/AFP/Getty Images
Children stand next to a fence as migrants and refugees wait in a camp to register after crossing the Macedonian-Greek border near Gevgelija on September 16, 2015. Migrants began to cross from Serbia into Croatia, desperate to find a new way into the European Union after Hungary sealed its border and a string of EU countries tightened frontier controls in the face of an unprecedented human influx. Pressure is building for a special EU summit to come up with solutions to the crisis, with the bloc bitterly split and free movement across borders -- a pillar of the European project -- in jeopardy, with Germany further calling it into question by boosting controls on parts of its frontier with France. AFP PHOTO / ROBERT ATANASOVSKIROBERT ATANASOVSKI/AFP/Getty Images
A refugee woman and a child wait with other migrants to register after crossing the Macedonian-Greek border near Gevgelija on September 16, 2015. Migrants began to cross from Serbia into Croatia, desperate to find a new way into the European Union after Hungary sealed its border and a string of EU countries tightened frontier controls in the face of an unprecedented human influx. Pressure is building for a special EU summit to come up with solutions to the crisis, with the bloc bitterly split and free movement across borders -- a pillar of the European project -- in jeopardy, with Germany further calling it into question by boosting controls on parts of its frontier with France. AFP PHOTO / ROBERT ATANASOVSKIROBERT ATANASOVSKI/AFP/Getty Images
Refugees cross the Greek-Macedonian border near the town of Gevgelija on September 4, 2015. AFP/Getty Images
This handout photograph taken and released by Caritas Internationalis on September 5, 2015 in Idomeni, northern Greece, shows migrants waiting to be allowed to cross the Greek-Macedonian border. More than 230,000 refugees and migrants have arrived in Greece by sea this year, a huge rise from 17,500 in the same period in 2014, shipping ministry said on September 3. AFP PHOTO / CARITAS INTERNATIONALIS / MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE -- EDITORS NOTE -- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO/ MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE/CARITAS INTERNATIONALIS" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS ----CAR04MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE/AFP/Getty Images
Indian artist Sudarsan Pattnaik works on a sand sculpture depicting drowned Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi at Puri beach, some 65 kilometers away from Bhubaneswar, on September 4, 2015. Charities helping refugees saw a surge in donations on September 4 across Europe as people shocked by the heart-rending images of a drowned Syrian boy on a Turkish beach dug deep to help out. The photos of the lifeless body of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, lying on a beach in Bodrum, Turkey, have triggered a wave of emotion across the continent, despite deep divisions among European governments on how to deal with the crisis. AFP/Getty Images
This handout photograph taken and released by Caritas Internationalis on September 5, 2015 in Gevgelija, shows migrants waiting to board a train for Serbia, at the border between Greece and Macedonia. More than 230,000 refugees and migrants have arrived in Greece by sea this year, a huge rise from 17,500 in the same period in 2014, shipping ministry said on September 3. AFP PHOTO / CARITAS INTERNATIONALIS / MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE -- EDITORS NOTE -- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO/ MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE/CARITAS INTERNATIONALIS" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS ----CAR04MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE/AFP/Getty Images
This handout photograph taken and released by Caritas Internationalis on September 5, 2015 in Gevgelija, shows migrants making their way to board a train for Serbia, at the border between Greece and Macedonia. More than 230,000 refugees and migrants have arrived in Greece by sea this year, a huge rise from 17,500 in the same period in 2014, shipping ministry said on September 3. AFP PHOTO / CARITAS INTERNATIONALIS / MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE -- EDITORS NOTE -- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO/ MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE/CARITAS INTERNATIONALIS" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS ----CAR04MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE/AFP/Getty Images
This handout photograph taken and released by Caritas Internationalis on September 5, 2015 in Gevgelija, shows migrants getting on board a train for Serbia, at the border between Greece and Macedonia. More than 230,000 refugees and migrants have arrived in Greece by sea this year, a huge rise from 17,500 in the same period in 2014, shipping ministry said on September 3. AFP PHOTO / CARITAS INTERNATIONALIS / MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE -- EDITORS NOTE -- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO/ MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE/CARITAS INTERNATIONALIS" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS ----CAR04MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE/AFP/Getty Images
This handout photograph taken and released by Caritas Internationalis on September 5, 2015 in Idomeni, northern Greece, shows migrants sleeping on the road as they wait to be allowed to cross the Greek-Macedonian border. More than 230,000 refugees and migrants have arrived in Greece by sea this year, a huge rise from 17,500 in the same period in 2014, shipping ministry said on September 3. AFP PHOTO / CARITAS INTERNATIONALIS / MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE -- EDITORS NOTE -- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO/ MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE/CARITAS INTERNATIONALIS" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS ----CAR04MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE/AFP/Getty Images
This handout photograph taken and released by Caritas Internationalis on September 5, 2015 in Idomeni, northern Greece, shows a migrant sleeping on the road as he waits to be allowed to cross the Greek-Macedonian border. More than 230,000 refugees and migrants have arrived in Greece by sea this year, a huge rise from 17,500 in the same period in 2014, shipping ministry said on September 3. AFP PHOTO / CARITAS INTERNATIONALIS / MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE -- EDITORS NOTE -- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO/ MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE/CARITAS INTERNATIONALIS" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS ----CAR04MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE/AFP/Getty Images
This handout photograph taken and released by Caritas Internationalis on September 5, 2015 in Idomeni, northern Greece, shows migrants waiting to be allowed to cross the Greek-Macedonian border. More than 230,000 refugees and migrants have arrived in Greece by sea this year, a huge rise from 17,500 in the same period in 2014, shipping ministry said on September 3. AFP PHOTO / CARITAS INTERNATIONALIS / MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE -- EDITORS NOTE -- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO/ MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE/CARITAS INTERNATIONALIS" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS ----CAR04MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE/AFP/Getty Images
This handout photograph taken and released by Caritas Internationalis on September 5, 2015 in Idomeni, northern Greece, shows migrants waiting to be allowed to cross the Greek-Macedonian border. More than 230,000 refugees and migrants have arrived in Greece by sea this year, a huge rise from 17,500 in the same period in 2014, shipping ministry said on September 3. AFP PHOTO / CARITAS INTERNATIONALIS / MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE -- EDITORS NOTE -- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO/ MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE/CARITAS INTERNATIONALIS" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS ----CAR04MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE/AFP/Getty Images
This handout photograph taken and released by Caritas Internationalis on September 5, 2015 in Idomeni, northern Greece, shows migrants waiting to be allowed to cross the Greek-Macedonian border. More than 230,000 refugees and migrants have arrived in Greece by sea this year, a huge rise from 17,500 in the same period in 2014, shipping ministry said on September 3. AFP PHOTO / CARITAS INTERNATIONALIS / MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE -- EDITORS NOTE -- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO/ MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE/CARITAS INTERNATIONALIS" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS ----CAR04MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE/AFP/Getty Images
This handout photograph taken and released by Caritas Internationalis on September 5, 2015 in Idomeni, northern Greece, shows Migrants making their way to cross the Greek-Macedonian border. More than 230,000 refugees and migrants have arrived in Greece by sea this year, a huge rise from 17,500 in the same period in 2014, shipping ministry said on September 3. AFP PHOTO / CARITAS INTERNATIONALIS / MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE -- EDITORS NOTE -- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO/ MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE/CARITAS INTERNATIONALIS" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS ----CAR04MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE/AFP/Getty Images
This handout photograph taken and released by Caritas Internationalis on September 5, 2015 in Idomeni, northern Greece, shows Migrants making their way to cross the Greek-Macedonian border. More than 230,000 refugees and migrants have arrived in Greece by sea this year, a huge rise from 17,500 in the same period in 2014, shipping ministry said on September 3. AFP PHOTO / CARITAS INTERNATIONALIS / MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE -- EDITORS NOTE -- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO/ MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE/CARITAS INTERNATIONALIS" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS ----CAR04MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE/AFP/Getty Images
A child looks out the window as a man makes a V-sign from a train heading to Serbia, at the border between Greece and Macedonia near the town of Gevgelija, on September 5, 2015. Some 5,600 people crossed into Macedonia from Greece on September 3, a jump that highlights the ever-rising numbers of migrants moving through Europe, the UN said on September 4. More than 230,000 refugees and migrants have arrived in Greece by sea this year, a huge rise from 17,500 in the same period in 2014, deputy shipping minister Nikos Zois said. AFP PHOTO / ROBERT ATANASOVSKIROBERT ATANASOVSKI/AFP/Getty Images
Migrants wait to board a train heading to Serbia at the new transit center for migrants on the border between Greece and Macedonia near the town of Gevgelija, on September 5, 2015. Some 5,600 people crossed into Macedonia from Greece on September 3, a jump that highlights the ever-rising numbers of migrants moving through Europe, the UN said on September 4. More than 230,000 refugees and migrants have arrived in Greece by sea this year, a huge rise from 17,500 in the same period in 2014, deputy shipping minister Nikos Zois said. AFP PHOTO / ROBERT ATANASOVSKIROBERT ATANASOVSKI/AFP/Getty Images
A migrant makes a V-sign while being transported by Austrian police to a Red Cross station after he and others crossed the Hungarian-Austrian border on foot after their arrival into a transit zone by public bus to the Hungarian border, in Nickelsdorf on September 5, 2015. The first bus carrying migrants who have been stranded in the Hungarian capital reached the Austrian border early September 5, after Vienna and Berlin agreed to take in thousands of refugees desperate to start new lives in Western Europe. Some 2,500-3,000 migrants have entered Austria from Hungary in the past few hours, Austrian police said early September 5. AFP PHOTO/JOE KLAMARJOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images
Migrants cross the Greek-Macedonian border near the town of Gevgelija on September 4, 2015. More than 230,000 refugees and migrants have arrived in Greece by sea this year, a huge rise from 17,500 in the same period in 2014, deputy shipping minister Nikos Zois said. AFP PHOTO / ROBERT ATANASOVSKIROBERT ATANASOVSKI/AFP/Getty Images
A refugee collapses as he waits to be registered by police in the port of Mytilene, on the Greek Aegean island of Lesbos, on September 3, 2015. More than 230,000 refugees and migrants have arrived in Greece by sea this year, a huge rise from 17,500 in the same period in 2014, deputy shipping minister Nikos Zois said on September 3. AFP PHOTO / ANGELOS TZORTZINISANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP/Getty Images
A migrant boy pushes a baby buggy next to the No1 main road near Budaors, Hungary on September 5, 2015 to head to the Hungarian-Austrian border. Several thousand refugees were transported by 104 Hungarian public buses and coaches to the Austrian border from the Hungarian capital early morning. Migrants from several countries left Hungarian refugee camps in the direction of Austria in the hope to reach Germany. AFP PHOTO / ATTILA KISBENEDEKATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images
A migrant group walks down the No1 main road near Budaors, Hungary on September 5, 2015 to head to the Hungarian-Austrian border. Several thousand refugees were transported by 104 Hungarian public buses and coaches to the Austrian border from the Hungarian capital early morning. Migrants from several countries left Hungarian refugee camps in the direction of Austria in the hope to reach Germany. AFP PHOTO / ATTILA KISBENEDEKATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images
A migrant group walks down the No.1 main road near Budaors, Hungary on September 5, 2015 to head to the Hungarian-Austrian border. Several thousand refugees were transported by 104 Hungarian public buses and coaches to the Austrian border from the Hungarian capital early morning. Migrants from several countries left Hungarian refugee camps in the direction of Austria in the hope to reach Germany. AFP PHOTO / ATTILA KISBENEDEKATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images
A migrant group sits on the pavment next to the main road near Budaors, Hungary on September 5, 2015 to afterwards head to the Hungarian-Austrian border. Several thousand refugees were transported by 104 Hungarian public buses and coaches to the Austrian border from the Hungarian capital early morning. Migrants from several countries left Hungarian refugee camps in the direction of Austria in the hope to reach Germany. AFP PHOTO / ATTILA KISBENEDEKATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images
A migrant group of about 500 refugees rests to eat and drink next to the main road near Budaors, Hungary on September 5, 2015 to afterwards head to the Hungarian-Austrian border. Several thousand refugees were transported by 104 Hungarian public buses and coaches to the Austrian border from the Hungarian capital early morning. Migrants from several countries left Hungarian refugee camps in the direction of Austria in the hope to reach Germany. AFP PHOTO / ATTILA KISBENEDEKATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images
A migrant group of about 500 refugees walks on a road near Budaors, Hungary on September 5, 2015 to head to the Hungarian-Austrian border. Several thousand refugees were transported by 104 Hungarian public buses and coaches to the Austrian border from the Hungarian capital early morning. Migrants from several countries left Hungarian refugee camps in the direction of Austria in the hope to reach Germany. AFP PHOTO / ATTILA KISBENEDEKATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images
A migrant group of about 500 refugees walks on a road near Budaors, Hungary on September 5, 2015 to head to the Hungarian-Austrian border. Several thousand refugees were transported by 104 Hungarian public buses and coaches to the Austrian border from the Hungarian capital early morning. Migrants from several countries left Hungarian refugee camps in the direction of Austria in the hope to reach Germany. AFP PHOTO / ATTILA KISBENEDEKATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images
Refugees take a rest at the Hungarian-Austrian border near the Austrian village of Nickelsdorf on September 5, 2015 from where they will take a train to Vienna. Thousands of migrants streamed into Austria from Hungary, in what Vienna called a "wake up call" for Europe to get to grips with its biggest refugee influx since World War II. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMARJOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images
A migrant child blows soap bubbles as hundreds of refugees wait for a bus further to Austria after crossing the Hungarian-Austrian border in Nickelsdorf on September 5, 2015. Thousands of migrants streamed into Austria from Hungary on September 5, 2015 in what Vienna called a "wake up call" for Europe to get to grips with its biggest refugee influx since World War II. AFP PHOTO / VLADIMIR SIMICEKVladimir Simicek/AFP/Getty Images
A migrant child blows soap bubbles as hundreds of refugees wait for a bus further to Austria after crossing the Hungarian-Austrian border in Nickelsdorf on September 5, 2015. Thousands of migrants streamed into Austria from Hungary on September 5, 2015 in what Vienna called a "wake up call" for Europe to get to grips with its biggest refugee influx since World War II. AFP PHOTO / VLADIMIR SIMICEKVladimir Simicek/AFP/Getty Images
A refugee boy waits in a bus after arriving at the main train station in Munich, southern Germany, on September 05, 2015. Hundreds of refugees arrived in Germany on September 5, 2015 coming from Hungary and Austria. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
A refugee girl waits in a regional train after arriving at the main train station in Munich, southern Germany, on September 05, 2015. Hundreds of refugees arrived in Germany on September 5, 2015 coming from Hungary and Austria. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
A refugee girl waves as she walks to the bus after arriving at the main train station in Munich, southern Germany, on September 05, 2015. Hundreds of refugees arrived in Germany on September 5, 2015 coming from Hungary and Austria. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Refugee children wait in a bus after arriving at the main train station in Munich, southern Germany, on September 05, 2015. Hundreds of refugees arrived in Germany on September 5, 2015 coming from Hungary and Austria. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
An employee sorts donations for refugees arriving in Bavaria at a social aid company in Munich, southern Germany, on September 4, 2015. Germany, which expects to see a record 800,000 asylum applications this year, is calling for a central EU list of safe countries of origin to which nationals can be returned and binding quotas for EU member states to take in refugees. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
A migrant holds a crying boy out of a local train coming from Budapest and heading to the Austrian border, that has been stopped in Bicske, west of the Hungarian capital on September 3, 2015. AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOTS A migrant family is arrested by local police after their local train coming from Budapest and heading to the Austrian border has been stopped in Bicske, west of the Hungarian capital on September 3, 2015. The train carrying between 200 and 300 migrants left Budapest's main international train station after authorities re-opened the station to migrants as the EU is grappling with an unprecedented influx of people fleeing war, repression and poverty in what the bloc has described as its worst refugee crisis in 50 years. AFP PHOTO / ISTVAN BIELIKISTVAN BIELIK/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOTS Migrants board into a local train heading to the Hungarian-Austrian border at the main train station in Budapest on September 3, 2015, after authorities re-opened the station to refugees. On the day before Hungarian authorities stopped migrants taking trains to Austria and Germany. AFP PHOTO / PETER KOHALMIPETER KOHALMI/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOTS Migrants of several countries enter a local train with direction to the Hungarian-Austrian border at Keleti (East) railway station in Budapest on September 3, 2015. A train carrying between 200 and 300 migrants left Budapest's main international train station and headed toward the Austrian border, after authorities re-opened the station to migrants. AFP PHOTO / PETER KOHALMIPETER KOHALMI/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOTS Migrant boy holds a sign reading 'SOS help me' as he sits with other migrants in front of the Keleti (East) railway station in Budapest on September 2, 2015. Hungarian authorities face mounting anger from thousands of migrants who are unable to board trains to western European countries after the main Budapest station was closed. AFP PHOTO / ATTILA KISBENEDEKATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images
The feet of a young boy are bandaged as he waits at the railway station in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Over 150,000 migrants have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia, and many apply for asylum but quickly try to leave for richer EU countries.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
A young migrant boy plays a harmonica to police officers in front of the railway station in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Over 150,000 migrants have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia, and many apply for asylum but quickly try to leave for richer EU countries.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Migrants gather and shout slogans outside the railway station in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Over 150,000 migrants have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia, and many apply for asylum but quickly try to leave for richer EU countries.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Migrants help an elderly man to cross tracks at the railway station in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Over 150,000 migrants have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia, and many apply for asylum but quickly try to leave for richer EU countries.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
A migrant is detained after the train they were traveling in from Budapest arrived in Bicske, Hungary, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Over 150,000 migrants have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia. Many apply for asylum but quickly try to leave for richer EU countries. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
People sit on a train as hundreds of migrants left the Keleti Railway Station in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Over 150,000 migrants have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia. Many apply for asylum but quickly try to leave for richer EU countries. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
A boy looks out of a window as a train with hundreds of migrants leaves the Keleti Railway Station in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Over 150,000 migrants have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia. Many apply for asylum but quickly try to leave for richer EU countries. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
A young boy holds a German flag in front of the railway station in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Over 150,000 migrants have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia, and many apply for asylum but quickly try to leave for richer EU countries.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Migrants try to board a train at the railway station in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Over 150,000 migrants have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia, and many apply for asylum but quickly try to leave for richer EU countries.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
A young child cries as hundreds of migrants try to board a train at the Keleti Railway Station in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Over 150,000 migrants have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia. Many apply for asylum but quickly try to leave for richer EU countries. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
A child cries as nigrants try to board a train at the railway station in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Over 150,000 migrants have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia, and many apply for asylum but quickly try to leave for richer EU countries.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
A young migrant boy flashes a victory sign with his fingers painted in the colours of the German national flag outside the railway station in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Over 150,000 migrants have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia, and many apply for asylum but quickly try to leave for richer EU countries. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Migrants show placards outside of the railway station in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Over 150,000 migrants have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia, and many apply for asylum but quickly try to leave for richer EU countries.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
A migrant shows his hands with the countries Syria and Germany written on them in front of the railway station in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Over 150,000 migrants have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia, and many apply for asylum but quickly try to leave for richer EU countries.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Migrants push and shout as they gather in front of the railway station in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Over 150,000 migrants have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia, and many apply for asylum but quickly try to leave for richer EU countries.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
A migrant family is arrested by local police after their local train coming from Budapest and heading to the Austrian border has been stopped in Bicske, west of the Hungarian capital on September 3, 2015. The train carrying between 200 and 300 migrants left Budapest's main international train station after authorities re-opened the station to migrants as the EU is grappling with an unprecedented influx of people fleeing war, repression and poverty in what the bloc has described as its worst refugee crisis in 50 years. AFP PHOTO / ISTVAN BIELIKISTVAN BIELIK/AFP/Getty Images
Migrant is arrested by local police after his local train coming from Budapest and heading to the Austrian border has been stopped in Bicske, west of the Hungarian capital on September 3, 2015. The train carrying between 200 and 300 migrants left Budapest's main international train station after authorities re-opened the station to migrants as the EU is grappling with an unprecedented influx of people fleeing war, repression and poverty in what the bloc has described as its worst refugee crisis in 50 years. AFP PHOTO / ISTVAN BIELIKISTVAN BIELIK/AFP/Getty Images
A migrant takes care of a crying boy outside a local train coming from Budapest and heading to the Austrian border, that has been stopped in Bicske, west of the Hungarian capital on September 3, 2015. The train carrying between 200 and 300 migrants left Budapest's main international train station after authorities re-opened the station to migrants as the EU is grappling with an unprecedented influx of people fleeing war, repression and poverty in what the bloc has described as its worst refugee crisis in 50 years. AFP PHOTO / ATTILA KISBENEDEKATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images
A migrant holds a crying boy out of a local train coming from Budapest and heading to the Austrian border, that has been stopped in Bicske, west of the Hungarian capital on September 3, 2015. The train carrying between 200 and 300 migrants left Budapest's main international train station after authorities re-opened the station to migrants as the EU is grappling with an unprecedented influx of people fleeing war, repression and poverty in what the bloc has described as its worst refugee crisis in 50 years. AFP PHOTO / ATTILA KISBENEDEKATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images
A rescuer helps a migrant lying on the platform outside a local train coming from Budapest and heading to the Austrian border, that has been stopped in Bicske by authorities, west of the Hungarian capital on September 3, 2015. The train carrying between 200 and 300 migrants left Budapest's main international train station after authorities re-opened the station to migrants as the EU is grappling with an unprecedented influx of people fleeing war, repression and poverty in what the bloc has described as its worst refugee crisis in 50 years. AFP PHOTO / ATTILA KISBENEDEKATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images
Migrants board into a local train heading to the Hungarian-Austrian border at the main train station in Budapest on September 3, 2015, after authorities re-opened the station to refugees. On the day before Hungarian authorities stopped migrants taking trains to Austria and Germany. AFP PHOTO / PETER KOHALMIPETER KOHALMI/AFP/Getty Images
Migrants of several countries enter a local train with direction to the Hungarian-Austrian border at Keleti (East) railway station in Budapest on September 3, 2015. A train carrying between 200 and 300 migrants left Budapest's main international train station and headed toward the Austrian border, after authorities re-opened the station to migrants. AFP PHOTO / PETER KOHALMIPETER KOHALMI/AFP/Getty Images
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - SEPTEMBER 03: A migrant looks from a window of a train that he is refusing to leave as he protests against being taken to a refugee camp from a train that has been held at Bicske station on September 3, 2015 in Bicske, near Budapest, Hungary. Although the station has reopened all international trains to Western Europe have been cancelled. According to the Hungarian authorities a record number of migrants from many parts of the Middle East, Africa and Asia are crossing the border from Serbia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called Balkans route has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The massive increase, said to be the largest migration of people since World War II, led Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban to order Hungary's army to build a steel and barbed wire security barrier along its entire border with Serbia, after more than 100,000 asylum seekers from a variety of countries and war zones entered the country so far this year. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - SEPTEMBER 03: Migrants protest against being taken to a refugee camp from a train that has been held at Bicske station on September 3, 2015 in Bicske, near Budapest, Hungary. Although the station has reopened all international trains to Western Europe have been cancelled. According to the Hungarian authorities a record number of migrants from many parts of the Middle East, Africa and Asia are crossing the border from Serbia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called Balkans route has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The massive increase, said to be the largest migration of people since World War II, led Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban to order Hungary's army to build a steel and barbed wire security barrier along its entire border with Serbia, after more than 100,000 asylum seekers from a variety of countries and war zones entered the country so far this year. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - SEPTEMBER 03: Migrants protest against being taken to a refugee camp from a train that has been held at Bicske station on September 3, 2015 in Bicske, near Budapest, Hungary. Although the station has reopened all international trains to Western Europe have been cancelled. According to the Hungarian authorities a record number of migrants from many parts of the Middle East, Africa and Asia are crossing the border from Serbia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called Balkans route has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The massive increase, said to be the largest migration of people since World War II, led Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban to order Hungary's army to build a steel and barbed wire security barrier along its entire border with Serbia, after more than 100,000 asylum seekers from a variety of countries and war zones entered the country so far this year. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - SEPTEMBER 03: A migrant receives medical attention as people protest against being taken to a refugee camp from a train that has been held at Bicske station on September 3, 2015 in Bicske, near Budapest, Hungary. Although the station has reopened all international trains to Western Europe have been cancelled. According to the Hungarian authorities a record number of migrants from many parts of the Middle East, Africa and Asia are crossing the border from Serbia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called Balkans route has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The massive increase, said to be the largest migration of people since World War II, led Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban to order Hungary's army to build a steel and barbed wire security barrier along its entire border with Serbia, after more than 100,000 asylum seekers from a variety of countries and war zones entered the country so far this year. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - SEPTEMBER 03: A migrant receives medical attention as people protest against being taken to a refugee camp from a train that has been held at Bicske station on September 3, 2015 in Bicske, near Budapest, Hungary. Although the station has reopened all international trains to Western Europe have been cancelled. According to the Hungarian authorities a record number of migrants from many parts of the Middle East, Africa and Asia are crossing the border from Serbia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called Balkans route has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The massive increase, said to be the largest migration of people since World War II, led Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban to order Hungary's army to build a steel and barbed wire security barrier along its entire border with Serbia, after more than 100,000 asylum seekers from a variety of countries and war zones entered the country so far this year. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - SEPTEMBER 03: Migrants protest against being taken to a refugee camp from a train that has been held at Bicske station on September 3, 2015 in Bicske, near Budapest, Hungary. Although the station has reopened all international trains to Western Europe have been cancelled. According to the Hungarian authorities a record number of migrants from many parts of the Middle East, Africa and Asia are crossing the border from Serbia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called Balkans route has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The massive increase, said to be the largest migration of people since World War II, led Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban to order Hungary's army to build a steel and barbed wire security barrier along its entire border with Serbia, after more than 100,000 asylum seekers from a variety of countries and war zones entered the country so far this year. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - SEPTEMBER 03: Police stand guard as migrants sit on the platform of Keleti station after it was reopened this morning in central Budapest on September 3, 2015 in Budapest, Hungary. Although the station has reopened all international trains to Western Europe have bee cancelled. According to the Hungarian authorities a record number of migrants from many parts of the Middle East, Africa and Asia are crossing the border from Serbia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called Balkans route has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The massive increase, said to be the largest migration of people since World War II, led Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban to order Hungary's army to build a steel and barbed wire security barrier along its entire border with Serbia, after more than 100,000 asylum seekers from a variety of countries and war zones entered the country so far this year. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - SEPTEMBER 03: Migrants gathered on the platform of Keleti station watch a train to Sopron leave, after it was reopened this morning in central Budapest on September 3, 2015 in Budapest, Hungary. Although the station has reopened all international trains to Western Europe have bee cancelled. According to the Hungarian authorities a record number of migrants from many parts of the Middle East, Africa and Asia are crossing the border from Serbia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called Balkans route has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The massive increase, said to be the largest migration of people since World War II, led Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban to order Hungary's army to build a steel and barbed wire security barrier along its entire border with Serbia, after more than 100,000 asylum seekers from a variety of countries and war zones entered the country so far this year. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - SEPTEMBER 03: Police stand guard as migrants sit on the platform of Keleti station after it was reopened this morning in central Budapest on September 3, 2015 in Budapest, Hungary. Although the station has reopened all international trains to Western Europe have bee cancelled. According to the Hungarian authorities a record number of migrants from many parts of the Middle East, Africa and Asia are crossing the border from Serbia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called Balkans route has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The massive increase, said to be the largest migration of people since World War II, led Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban to order Hungary's army to build a steel and barbed wire security barrier along its entire border with Serbia, after more than 100,000 asylum seekers from a variety of countries and war zones entered the country so far this year. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - SEPTEMBER 03: Migrants board a train in Keleti station after it was reopened this morning in central Budapest on September 3, 2015 in Budapest, Hungary. Although the station has reopened all international trains to Western Europe have bee cancelled. According to the Hungarian authorities a record number of migrants from many parts of the Middle East, Africa and Asia are crossing the border from Serbia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called Balkans route has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The massive increase, said to be the largest migration of people since World War II, led Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban to order Hungary's army to build a steel and barbed wire security barrier along its entire border with Serbia, after more than 100,000 asylum seekers from a variety of countries and war zones entered the country so far this year. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - SEPTEMBER 03: Migrants board a train in Keleti station after it was reopened this morning in central Budapest on September 3, 2015 in Budapest, Hungary. Although the station has reopened all international trains to Western Europe have bee cancelled. According to the Hungarian authorities a record number of migrants from many parts of the Middle East, Africa and Asia are crossing the border from Serbia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called Balkans route has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The massive increase, said to be the largest migration of people since World War II, led Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban to order Hungary's army to build a steel and barbed wire security barrier along its entire border with Serbia, after more than 100,000 asylum seekers from a variety of countries and war zones entered the country so far this year. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - SEPTEMBER 03: Migrants board a train in Keleti station after it was reopened this morning in central Budapest on September 3, 2015 in Budapest, Hungary. Although the station has reopened all international trains to Western Europe have bee cancelled. According to the Hungarian authorities a record number of migrants from many parts of the Middle East, Africa and Asia are crossing the border from Serbia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called Balkans route has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The massive increase, said to be the largest migration of people since World War II, led Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban to order Hungary's army to build a steel and barbed wire security barrier along its entire border with Serbia, after more than 100,000 asylum seekers from a variety of countries and war zones entered the country so far this year. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - SEPTEMBER 03: Migrants board a train in Keleti station after it was reopened this morning in central Budapest on September 3, 2015 in Budapest, Hungary. Although the station has reopened all international trains to Western Europe have bee cancelled. According to the Hungarian authorities a record number of migrants from many parts of the Middle East, Africa and Asia are crossing the border from Serbia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called Balkans route has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The massive increase, said to be the largest migration of people since World War II, led Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban to order Hungary's army to build a steel and barbed wire security barrier along its entire border with Serbia, after more than 100,000 asylum seekers from a variety of countries and war zones entered the country so far this year. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - SEPTEMBER 03: Migrants board a train in Keleti station after it was reopened this morning in central Budapest on September 3, 2015 in Budapest, Hungary. Although the station has reopened all international trains to Western Europe have bee cancelled. According to the Hungarian authorities a record number of migrants from many parts of the Middle East, Africa and Asia are crossing the border from Serbia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called Balkans route has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The massive increase, said to be the largest migration of people since World War II, led Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban to order Hungary's army to build a steel and barbed wire security barrier along its entire border with Serbia, after more than 100,000 asylum seekers from a variety of countries and war zones entered the country so far this year. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - SEPTEMBER 03: Migrants board a train in Keleti station after it was reopened this morning in central Budapest on September 3, 2015 in Budapest, Hungary. Although the station has reopened all international trains to Western Europe have bee cancelled. According to the Hungarian authorities a record number of migrants from many parts of the Middle East, Africa and Asia are crossing the border from Serbia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called Balkans route has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The massive increase, said to be the largest migration of people since World War II, led Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban to order Hungary's army to build a steel and barbed wire security barrier along its entire border with Serbia, after more than 100,000 asylum seekers from a variety of countries and war zones entered the country so far this year. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - SEPTEMBER 03: Migrants board a train in Keleti station after it was reopened this morning in central Budapest on September 3, 2015 in Budapest, Hungary. Although the station has reopened all international trains to Western Europe have bee cancelled. According to the Hungarian authorities a record number of migrants from many parts of the Middle East, Africa and Asia are crossing the border from Serbia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called Balkans route has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The massive increase, said to be the largest migration of people since World War II, led Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban to order Hungary's army to build a steel and barbed wire security barrier along its entire border with Serbia, after more than 100,000 asylum seekers from a variety of countries and war zones entered the country so far this year. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - SEPTEMBER 03: Migrants board a train in Keleti station after it was reopened this morning in central Budapest on September 3, 2015 in Budapest, Hungary. Although the station has reopened all international trains to Western Europe have bee cancelled. According to the Hungarian authorities a record number of migrants from many parts of the Middle East, Africa and Asia are crossing the border from Serbia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called Balkans route has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The massive increase, said to be the largest migration of people since World War II, led Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban to order Hungary's army to build a steel and barbed wire security barrier along its entire border with Serbia, after more than 100,000 asylum seekers from a variety of countries and war zones entered the country so far this year. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - SEPTEMBER 03: Migrants board trains in Keleti station after it was reopened this morning in central Budapest on September 3, 2015 in Budapest, Hungary. Although the station has reopened all international trains to Western Europe have been cancelled. According to the Hungarian authorities a record number of migrants from many parts of the Middle East, Africa and Asia are crossing the border from Serbia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called Balkans route has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The massive increase, said to be the largest migration of people since World War II, led Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban to order Hungary's army to build a steel and barbed wire security barrier along its entire border with Serbia, after more than 100,000 asylum seekers from a variety of countries and war zones entered the country so far this year. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - SEPTEMBER 03: Migrants board trains in Keleti station after it was reopened this morning in central Budapest on September 3, 2015 in Budapest, Hungary. Although the station has reopened all international trains to Western Europe have been cancelled. According to the Hungarian authorities a record number of migrants from many parts of the Middle East, Africa and Asia are crossing the border from Serbia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called Balkans route has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The massive increase, said to be the largest migration of people since World War II, led Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban to order Hungary's army to build a steel and barbed wire security barrier along its entire border with Serbia, after more than 100,000 asylum seekers from a variety of countries and war zones entered the country so far this year. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - SEPTEMBER 03: Migrants board trains in Keleti station after it was reopened this morning in central Budapest on September 3, 2015 in Budapest, Hungary. Although the station has reopened all international trains to Western Europe have been cancelled. According to the Hungarian authorities a record number of migrants from many parts of the Middle East, Africa and Asia are crossing the border from Serbia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called Balkans route has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The massive increase, said to be the largest migration of people since World War II, led Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban to order Hungary's army to build a steel and barbed wire security barrier along its entire border with Serbia, after more than 100,000 asylum seekers from a variety of countries and war zones entered the country so far this year. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
A girl cries as hundreds of migrants gather for a registration procedure at the stadium of Kos town, on the southeastern island of Kos, Greece, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)
A policeman (2nd-R) pushes a migrant as hundreds wait to complete a registration procedure by the police at a stadium on the Greek island of Kos on August 12, 2015. AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOTS A migrant carries his child on a beach on the Greek island of Kos, after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece in an inflatable raft, on August 12, 2015. The number of migrants and refugees arriving on Greece's shores has exploded this year, but the Mediterranean country provides virtually no reception facilities and leaves them wallowing in "totally shameful" conditions, a UN official said on August 7. The UN refugee agency's division for Europe said 124,000 refugees and migrants have landed in Greece since the beginning of the year. AFP PHOTO / ANGELOS TZORTZINISANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOTS Policemen try to disperse hundreds of migrants by spraying them with fire extinguishers during a gathering for a registration procedure at the stadium on the Greek island of Kos, on August 11, 2015. Police on the Greek island on Kos hit migrants with truncheons to prevent a stampede, a day after an officer was caught on camera slapping a migrant. The incident occurred as hundreds of migrants were being relocated to a local football stadium, after camping alongside roads and beaches across the island for weeks. AFP PHOTO / ANGELOS TZORTZINISANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP/Getty Images
Migrants wait to be registered by the police at a stadium on the Greek island of Kos on August 12, 2015. Tensions on the tourist island are high with its mayor claiming there were 7,000 migrants stranded on Kos, which has a population of only 30,000 people. A Kos police officer was suspended on August 10 after being filmed slapping and shoving migrants queueing outside the local police station as they waited to be documented so they could go on to Athens. The UN refugee agency's division for Europe said 124,000 refugees and migrants have landed in Greece since the beginning of the year. AFP PHOTO / ANGELOS TZORTZINISANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP/Getty Images
Greek police stand guard as hundreds of migrants wait to complete a registration procedure by the police at a stadium on the Greek island of Kos on August 12, 2015. Tensions on the tourist island are high with its mayor claiming there were 7,000 migrants stranded on Kos, which has a population of only 30,000 people. A Kos police officer was suspended on August 10 after being filmed slapping and shoving migrants queueing outside the local police station as they waited to be documented so they could go on to Athens. The UN refugee agency's division for Europe said 124,000 refugees and migrants have landed in Greece since the beginning of the year. AFP PHOTO / ANGELOS TZORTZINISANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP/Getty Images
A migrant drinks water as he waits with hundreds of others to complete a registration procedure by the police at a stadium on the Greek island of Kos on August 12, 2015. Tensions on the tourist island are high with its mayor claiming there were 7,000 migrants stranded on Kos, which has a population of only 30,000 people. A Kos police officer was suspended on August 10 after being filmed slapping and shoving migrants queueing outside the local police station as they waited to be documented so they could go on to Athens. The UN refugee agency's division for Europe said 124,000 refugees and migrants have landed in Greece since the beginning of the year. AFP PHOTO / ANGELOS TZORTZINISANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP/Getty Images
A policeman pushes a migrant as hundreds wait to complete a registration procedure by the police at a stadium on the Greek island of Kos on August 12, 2015. Tensions on the tourist island are high with its mayor claiming there were 7,000 migrants stranded on Kos, which has a population of only 30,000 people. A Kos police officer was suspended on August 10 after being filmed slapping and shoving migrants queueing outside the local police station as they waited to be documented so they could go on to Athens. The UN refugee agency's division for Europe said 124,000 refugees and migrants have landed in Greece since the beginning of the year. AFP PHOTO / ANGELOS TZORTZINISANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP/Getty Images
Migrants wait to be registered by the police at a stadium on the Greek island of Kos on August 12, 2015. The number of migrants and refugees arriving on Greece's shores has exploded this year, but the Mediterranean country provides virtually no reception facilities and leaves them wallowing in "totally shameful" conditions, a UN official said on August 7. The UN refugee agency's division for Europe said 124,000 refugees and migrants have landed in Greece since the beginning of the year. AFP PHOTO / ANGELOS TZORTZINISANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP/Getty Images
Migrants wait behind a fence outside a stadium in order to be registered by the police on the Greek island of Kos on August 12, 2015. The number of migrants and refugees arriving on Greece's shores has exploded this year, but the Mediterranean country provides virtually no reception facilities and leaves them wallowing in "totally shameful" conditions, a UN official said on August 7. The UN refugee agency's division for Europe said 124,000 refugees and migrants have landed in Greece since the beginning of the year. AFP PHOTO / ANGELOS TZORTZINISANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP/Getty Images
Migrants gather outside the stadium where they go through a registration procedure by the police on the Greek island of Kos on August 12, 2015. The number of migrants and refugees arriving on Greece's shores has exploded this year, but the Mediterranean country provides virtually no reception facilities and leaves them wallowing in "totally shameful" conditions, a UN official said on August 7. The UN refugee agency's division for Europe said 124,000 refugees and migrants have landed in Greece since the beginning of the year. AFP PHOTO / ANGELOS TZORTZINISANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP/Getty Images
Migrants arrive on a beach on the Greek island of Kos, after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece in an inflatable raft, on August 12, 2015. The number of migrants and refugees arriving on Greece's shores has exploded this year, but the Mediterranean country provides virtually no reception facilities and leaves them wallowing in "totally shameful" conditions, a UN official said on August 7. The UN refugee agency's division for Europe said 124,000 refugees and migrants have landed in Greece since the beginning of the year. AFP PHOTO / ANGELOS TZORTZINISANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP/Getty Images
Migrants get out of an inflatable boat on a beach on the Greek island of Kos, after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece, on August 12, 2015. The number of migrants and refugees arriving on Greece's shores has exploded this year, but the Mediterranean country provides virtually no reception facilities and leaves them wallowing in "totally shameful" conditions, a UN official said on August 7. The UN refugee agency's division for Europe said 124,000 refugees and migrants have landed in Greece since the beginning of the year. AFP PHOTO / ANGELOS TZORTZINISANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP/Getty Images
Migrants hug one another after getting out of an inflatable boat on a beach on the Greek island of Kos, after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece, on August 12, 2015. The number of migrants and refugees arriving on Greece's shores has exploded this year, but the Mediterranean country provides virtually no reception facilities and leaves them wallowing in "totally shameful" conditions, a UN official said on August 7. The UN refugee agency's division for Europe said 124,000 refugees and migrants have landed in Greece since the beginning of the year. AFP PHOTO / ANGELOS TZORTZINISANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP/Getty Images
Migrants get out of an inflatable boat on a beach on the Greek island of Kos, after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece, on August 12, 2015. The number of migrants and refugees arriving on Greece's shores has exploded this year, but the Mediterranean country provides virtually no reception facilities and leaves them wallowing in "totally shameful" conditions, a UN official said on August 7. The UN refugee agency's division for Europe said 124,000 refugees and migrants have landed in Greece since the beginning of the year. AFP PHOTO / ANGELOS TZORTZINISANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP/Getty Images
Migrants flash the "V for Victory" sign as they arrive in a boat on a beach on the Greek island of Kos, after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece, on August 11, 2015. The number of migrants and refugees arriving on Greece's shores has exploded this year, but the Mediterranean country provides virtually no reception facilities and leaves them wallowing in "totally shameful" conditions, a UN official said on August 7. AFP PHOTO / ANGELOS TZORTZINISANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP/Getty Images
A migrant holds his child as they arrive on the Greek island of Kos, after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece, on August 11, 2015. The number of migrants and refugees arriving on Greece's shores has exploded this year, but the Mediterranean country provides virtually no reception facilities and leaves them wallowing in "totally shameful" conditions, a UN official said on August 7. AFP PHOTO / ANGELOS TZORTZINISANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP/Getty Images
Migrants wearing life jackets arrive on a beach on the Greek island of Kos, after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece, on August 11, 2015. The number of migrants and refugees arriving on Greece's shores has exploded this year, but the Mediterranean country provides virtually no reception facilities and leaves them wallowing in "totally shameful" conditions, a UN official said on August 7. AFP PHOTO / ANGELOS TZORTZINISANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP/Getty Images
Migrants wait for a registration procedure at the stadium on the Greek island of Kos, on August 11, 2015. Police on the Greek island on Kos hit migrants with truncheons to prevent a stampede, a day after an officer was caught on camera slapping a migrant. The incident occurred as hundreds of migrants were being relocated to a local football stadium, after camping alongside roads and beaches across the island for weeks. AFP PHOTO / ANGELOS TZORTZINISANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP/Getty Images
A migrant child cries (C) during a registration procedure at the stadium on the Greek island of Kos, on August 11, 2015. Police on the Greek island on Kos hit migrants with truncheons to prevent a stampede, a day after an officer was caught on camera slapping a migrant. The incident occurred as hundreds of migrants were being relocated to a local football stadium, after camping alongside roads and beaches across the island for weeks. AFP PHOTO / ANGELOS TZORTZINISANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP/Getty Images
Policemen try to disperse hundreds of migrants by spraying them with fire extinguishers during a gathering for a registration procedure at the stadium on the Greek island of Kos, on August 11, 2015. Police on the Greek island on Kos hit migrants with truncheons to prevent a stampede, a day after an officer was caught on camera slapping a migrant. The incident occurred as hundreds of migrants were being relocated to a local football stadium, after camping alongside roads and beaches across the island for weeks. AFP PHOTO / ANGELOS TZORTZINISANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP/Getty Images
A policeman confronts a migrant with a truncheon during a registration procedure at the stadium on the Greek island of Kos on August 11, 2015. Police on the Greek island on Kos hit migrants with truncheons to prevent a stampede, a day after an officer was caught on camera slapping a migrant. The incident occurred as hundreds of migrants were being relocated to a local football stadium, after camping alongside roads and beaches across the island for weeks. AFP PHOTO / ANGELOS TZORTZINISANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP/Getty Images
A policeman tries to disperse hundreds of migrants by spraying them with a fire extinguisher, during a registration procedure which was taken place at the stadium of Kos town, on the southeastern island of Kos, Greece, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015. Fights broke out among migrants on the Greek island of Kos Tuesday, where overwhelmed authorities are struggling to contain increasing numbers of people arriving clandestinely on rubber dinghies from the nearby Turkish shore. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)
Police officers try to make space as migrants queuing for a registration procedure inside a stadium in Kos, on the Greek southeastern island of Kos, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015. Locked in a sunbaked football stadium without food, drinking water or sanitation, about 1,000 refugees queued for hours Wednesday to register with overwhelmed Greek authorities on the holiday island of Kos, now at the forefront of a humanitarian crisis sweeping the financially broken country. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)
Syrian migrants and refugees gather at a makeshift migrant detention center at Kos' abandoned football stadium after crossing from Turkey, at the southeastern island of Kos, Greece, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015. Locked in an abandoned football stadium without food, drinking water or sanitation, about 1,000 refugees queued for hours Wednesday to register with overwhelmed Greek authorities on the holiday island of Kos, at the forefront of a humanitarian crisis sweeping the financially broken country. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
KOS, GREECE - AUGUST 12: Migrants climb a wall of the national stadium where a registration exercise for the migrants is taking place on August 12, 2015 in Kos, Greece. Greek police used fire extinguishers and batons to keep migrants in check on the island after violence broke out in a sports stadium where hundreds of people, including children, were awaiting their immigration papers. (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)
KOS, GREECE - AUGUST 12: A Syrian refugee gesticulates as Syrian refugees are pushed by riot police trying to maintain an orderly line during a registration procedure at the national stadium on August 12, 2015 in Kos, Greece. Greek police used fire extinguishers and batons to keep migrants in check on the island after violence broke out in a sports stadium where hundreds of people, including children, were awaiting their immigration papers. (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)
KOS, GREECE - AUGUST 12: A Greek riot police officer stands guard as migrants and refugees wait to be registered at the national stadium on August 12, 2015 in Kos, Greece. Greek police used fire extinguishers and batons to keep migrants in check on the island after violence broke out in a sports stadium where hundreds of people, including children, were awaiting their immigration papers. (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)
KOS, GREECE - AUGUST 12: A Greek riot police officer stands guard as migrants and refugees wait to be registered at the national stadium on August 12, 2015 in Kos, Greece. Greek police used fire extinguishers and batons to keep migrants in check on the island after violence broke out in a sports stadium where hundreds of people, including children, were awaiting their immigration papers. (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)
KOS, GREECE - AUGUST 12: Migrants climb a wall of the national stadium where a registration exercise for the migrants is taking place on August 12, 2015 in Kos, Greece. Greek police used fire extinguishers and batons to keep migrants in check on the island after violence broke out in a sports stadium where hundreds of people, including children, were awaiting their immigration papers. (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)
KOS, GREECE - AUGUST 12: A father protects his children while migrants and refugees are pushed as riot police try to maintain an orderly line during a registration exercise at the national stadium on August 12, 2015 in Kos, Greece. Greek police used fire extinguishers and batons to keep migrants in check on the island after violence broke out in a sports stadium where hundreds of people, including children, were awaiting their immigration papers. (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)
KOS, GREECE - AUGUST 12: Greek riot police officers stand guard as migrants and refugees wait to be registered at the national stadium on August 12, 2015 in Kos, Greece. Greek police used fire extinguishers and batons to keep migrants in check on the island after violence broke out in a sports stadium where hundreds of people, including children, were awaiting their immigration papers. (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

Europe is facing the worst refugee crisis since World War II. Here are five practical ways you can help refugees trying to find safety.

Make a donation

Make a financial donation to a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that is doing related humanitarian work overseas. These could include:

Save the Children: distributing essential items such as nappies, hygiene kits and food

Red Cross Europe: providing emergency health services at central train stations

Migrant Offshore Aid Station: dedicated to preventing migrant deaths at sea

International Rescue Committee:  improving living conditions by setting up camps

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR): providing water, mosquito nets, tents, healthcare

Refugee Action: advice about claiming asylum, the asylum process, asylum support

World Vision: providing food, water, shelter, education and psychosocial care

Grassroots groups

The Worldwide Tribe in Calais: Travel blog documenting the story of the people in the Calais 'jungle' is also connected to a crowdfunding site

Glasgow Solidarity with Calais Migrants: Diane and Bob are driving to Calais with supplies

North East Solidarity with Calais Refugees: Buying food, bedding and warm clothing

Side by Side: A family in Thurrock helping with basic humanitarian aid

Association Salam: 19-year-old Tom McElholm is driving to Calais with supplies

Hummingbird Project: Driving regularly to Calais with nurses, legal aid, food kitchens

Coach and Horses Soho: raising £5,000 to give the Calais migrants a decent meal

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'I can't sit and do nothing' - Tyrone lorry driver on Calais mercy mission  

Volunteer, donate, collect

Northern Ireland Calais Refugee Solidarity Northern Ireland Facebook page created to assist with the collection of supplies to help refugees in Calais

Ireland Calais Refugee Solidarity Collecting supplies to bring to migrants stranded in Calais and living in tents

Calais Migrant Solidarity: organising aid from the UK to those stranded in Calais. Includes details to find local groups for clothes collections and donations here and a UK-based Facebook group

Doctors of the World: providing care to vulnerable people, advocating for rights to health

Music Against Borders: appealing for people to donate musical instruments to Calais

The Jungle Library: makeshift library set up at the camp at Calais. They need more books

'Childhood bags': fundraising to take books, toys and warm clothes to children

Folkestone United: organising protests, taking donated goods to Calais in September

Avaaz.org: lobbying local councils, providing language support, housing refugees

Migrant Offshore Aid Station: dedicated to preventing loss of life at sea

Sawa for development and aid: working with Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Buy specific items for those who need help

● An Amazon wish list has been set up for people to buy specific items such as shoes and sleeping bags to be delivered to Calais as part of the appeal #KentforCalais and #HelpCalais. The truck leaves on 17 September

Put your name to a petition or join a protest

Compassion for the refugees Northern Ireland Facebook group planning to protest at Stormont on Wednesday September 9

Accept more asylum seekers and increase support for refugee migrants in the UK

80 Syrian war refugees are waiting in Calais for their rightful and legal asylum in the UK

Create a compassionate Euro-wide policy to deal with refugee migrants

End the Calais crisis

We are willing to house Syrian refugees

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