Refugee crisis

Tipping point

Print edition : October 02, 2015

The iconic photograph of a paramilitary police officer carrying, on September 2, the lifeless body of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, who died with his mother and brother when boats carrying them and other refugees to the Greek island of Kos capsized near Turkey. Photo: AP

A migrant family is arrested after the train it was travelling on from Budapest, heading to the Austrian border, was stopped in Bicske, west of the Hungarian capital, on September 3. The train carrying between 200 and 300 migrants left Budapest’s main international train station after the authorities reopened the station to migrants. Photo: ISTVAN BIELIK/AFP

Migrants walk to catch a train after crossing the border from Greece to Macedonia on August 29. Photo: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP

Migrants welcomed on their arrival at the main railway station in Munich, Germany, on September 7. Photo: MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

Syrian refugees at a registration camp in Presevo after their arrival in Serbia on August 30. Photo: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP

A demonstration in the transit zone of Western (Nyugati) railway station in Budapest on August 31. Photo: ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP

German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Photo: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Routes taken by migrants fleeing to Europe from West Asian and north African countries.

As refugees from strife-torn West Asian and north African countries flow to Europe, pressure from the public forces European governments to adopt a more humane response to them.
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