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Poland plans to make the barbed wire barrier more permanent on its border between it and Belarus | Photo: Dominika Zarzycka/Photo alliance
The camp on Lesbos island, Kara Tepe, is to be replaced by a 'closed and controlled' facility | Photo: EPA/Vangelis Papantonis
From file: A group of migrants mainly from Afghanistan and Iraq at the border between Belarus and Poland on August 19, 2021 | Photo: Jakub Kaminski/East News/Imago Images
Migrants are attended by Spanish authorities after their arrival at Orzola's port in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain, 26 September 2021 | Photo: ARCHIVE/EPA/JAVIER FUENTES FIGUEROA
Many of the migrants coming into Lithuania originally hail from Iraq | Photo: Mindaugas Kulbis/AP/picture-alliance
Would-be immigrants are trapped in limbo in Lithuania | Photo: Hamza al-Shawabkeh
The numbers of those crossing borders into the EU via the 'Balkan route' has increased dramatically in 2021 | Photo: picture-alliance/dpa/ A. Emric
A group of migrants detained near the Belarus-Latvia border on August 11, 2021 | Photo: EPA/Valda Kalnina
Among the migrants who have arrived in Lithuania in the last few weeks are some young African students | Photo: Private
Migrants wait behind a wire fence at Rudninkai camp in Lithuania. Some Iraqis are now being flown back to Baghdad, not all want to leave though | Photo: Abbas Al-Khashali / InfoMigrants
Lithuanian border guards have started halting new arrivals at its border with Belarus
European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson | Photo: Laima Penek / Lithuanian Government / EPA