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The EU has been harshly criticized for supporting the Libyan coastguard to intercept migrant boats in the Mediterranean | Photo: Reuters file/H. Amara
A group of Syrian girls playing on a swing in the Netherlands, July 20, 2017 | Photo: Picture Alliance / AP / M. Muheisen
A young migrant at an S-Bahn train station in Berlin, 2017 | Photo: picture-alliance
Turkish Cypriot demonstrators shout slogans during a protest against a closed crossing point in the ethnically divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus on March 8, 2020 | Photo: picture alliance / AP Photo
Authorities in Germany collect biometric data from migrants and refugees in order to identify them better in future | Photo: Getty Images/S. Gallup
Refugees at the Moria hotspot on Lesbos, Greece waiting to be transferred to the Greek mainland and beyond | Photo: EPA/STRATIS BALASKAS
Deportation from Germany | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa/M.Kappeler
The evacuation of the make-shift migrant camp at Porte de la Villette in northen Paris on January 31, 2019 | Photo: Reuters, file picture
Samir is the subject of a ZDF documentary. The team has been following Samir since 2015 when he arrived in Germany aged 15 as an unaccompanied minor | Credit: Screenshot ZDF documentary
Syrian families arrive at a refugee camp in 2016 in Friedland, Germany | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa/S.Pförtner
A migrant disembarkation in Italy | Photo: ANSA
The European Commisison headquarters in Brussels | Photo: ARCHIVE/EPA/JULIEN WARNAND