From file: The Bulgarian coast guard has stepped up its patrols along the coast in recent weeks | Photo: Ray van Zeschau/imago
A Bulgarian soldier repairs the fence on the border with Turkey | Photo: EPA/Vassil Donev
Barbed wire marking the border between Bulgaria and Turkey in February 2020, when thousands of migrants gathered at Turkey's Pazarkule border crossing with Greece's Kastanies | Photo: AP Photo/Hristo Rusev
From file: Refugees wait in line for food near policemen guarding the migrant camp in the town of Harmanli, some 250 kilometers from Sofia, Bulgaria | Photo: Vassil Donev/EPA
FROM FILE: Bulgarian border policemen use dogs to patrol the border fence with Turkey | Photo: Vassil Donev/dpa/picture-alliance
From file: A bombed out building in the southern Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv | Photo: Reuters
Humanitarian aid has helped many Ukrainians fleeing war but accepting help can also be difficult when you are used to being independent, explains Lena | Photo: Arnd Wiegmann / Reuters
From file: A block which was destroyed by an artillery strike in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, March 14, 2022 | Photo: AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda
Around 400 Ukrainian refugees arrived in the German city of Hanover on March 8. The mayor, Belit Onay, said, "We are with you in these difficult times." | Photo: Imago
A Romanian migrant takes his luggage after arriving in Germany | Photo: DW/C.Stefanescu
Despite the challenges of COVID, Germany remained the number one country for migrants within Europe | Photo: Imago
Soldiers securing Bulgaria's borders | Photo: Picture Alliance / dpa / V. Donev