eastern mediterranean route

Ibrahim Kamara comes from The Gambia and crossed the Mediterranean from Libya to Cyprus on a boat. He is now a fellow with Project Phoenix | Photo: Project Phoenix
Provision for asylum seekers in Cyprus is patchy and reception centers are 'full to capacity' say the government | Photo: DW/M. Karakoulaki
Cyprus is the most eastern EU country and located much closer to Syria and Turkey than the rest of the EU | Credit: France24
Many asylum seekers make their way to northern Europe via the Balkans | Photo: picture-alliance/K. Nietfeld
Migrants at the port of Motril, southern Spain, after being rescued by Spanish authorities on February 7, 2020 | Photo:EPA/PEDRO FEIXAS
A group of migrants rescued by Spanish maritime authorities stand on a rescue vesel as they arrive at Malaga port, Spain, Feb. 11 | Photo: Picture-alliance
The photo was taken from the rescue ship the Aita Mari in Lesbos, Greece, April 2019. In the last few years many migrants have attempted the crossing from Turkey to various Greek islands | Photo: Aita Mari
Cyprus and Greece continue to be popular routes for asylum seekers attempting to enter Europe. | Source: Picture Alliance, AP Photo, P. Karadjias
Migrant boats are being intercepted by the Guaria Civil | Credit: ANSA