A Frontex officer in Lithuania in July 2021 | Photo: EPA/STR
The numbers of those crossing borders into the EU via the 'Balkan route' has increased dramatically in 2021 | Photo: picture-alliance/dpa/ A. Emric
The Evros River runs along much of the frontier between Greece and Turkey. It was just one of the many obstacles which stood in between the Al Khawien family's reunion | Photo: DW
DW's Alexandra von Nahmen with Lithuanian border guards Vitautas and Justas | Photo: Alexandra von Nahmen
Lithuanian authorities are having to build makeshift migrant accommodation centers, including tent camps | Photo: Reuters
French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin on a visit to Calais on July 24, 2021 | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa/Johan Ben Azzouz
Frontex Director Fabrice Leggeri poses next to a Frontex vessel at the port of Algeciras in southern Spain | Photo: EPA/A.CARRASCO RAGEL
The Lithuanian government has accused Belarus of using migration as a weapon | Photo: Paulius Pelecki/Getty Images (via DW)
View of the newly installed tents in Lithuania's migrant processing center in Pabrade near the border with Belarus on June 15, 2021 | Photo: Ints Kalnins/Reuters
Frontex is accused of being involved in illegal pushbacks | Photo: DW
A police officer patrols alongside a steel wall at Evros river, near the Greek village of Poros, at the Greek-Turkish border on May 21, 2021 | Photo: Giannis Papanikos/AP Photo
The NGO Aegean Boat Report accuses the Greek coast guard of mass migrant pushbacks | Credit: NGO Aegean Boat Report