Albania

Afghan refugees arrive in Albania's capital Tirana on August 28, 2021 | Photo: Press Office Albania Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Afghans wait to leave the Kabul airport on August 16, 2021 | Photo: Wakil Kohsar/AFP
European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson | Photo: Laima Penek / Lithuanian Government / EPA
Migrants from Eritrea, Egypt, Syria and Sudan are assisted by aid workers of the Spanish NGO Open Arms, after fleeing Libya on board a wooden boat in the Mediterranean Sea on January 2, 2021 | Photo: Joan Mateu/AP Photo
The numbers of obstacles on the Balkan route has increased the organized crime around migrant smuggling say researchers | Photo: picture-alliance/dpa/ A. Emric
A small inflatable dinghy carrying a group of 55 migrants was brought to shore in Albania over the weekend (Picture not from rescue) | K.Nietfeld / picture-alliance / dpa
A boat patrols the English Channel waters | Photo: Picture-alliance/G.Fuller
A staff member of the Greek National Public Health Organiztion (EODY), Katerina Trikalioti (L), in protective gear, performs a COVID-19 test on Koufonissi island, Greece | Photo: EPA/Y. Kolesidis
A home carer accompanies her elderly employer on a walk in Rome | PHOTO: ANSA
The police raids took place on July 1 | Photo: Picture-Alliance
Construction worker at a building site in Hannover | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa/J.Stratenschulte
Many migrants are stuck in Albania after the borders closed due to measures to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Now an investigation alleges they are reduced to begging to get by | Photo: picture -alliance / dpa/ K. Nietfeld