refugees in europe

Dunja Mijatovic is the Council of Europe's commissioner for human rights | Photo: EPA/Jean-Christophe Bott
Women made up about 40% of all asylum-seekers, while 24% of asylum applications were filed for children under 14 (pictured: two asylum seekers who were transferred from Lesbos to mainland Greece in November 2019) | Photo: picture alliance / NurPhoto
Refugees and migrants waiting to be transferred to camps | Photo: Reuters/C.Baltas
Despite the life-threatening risks involved in irregular migration, hardly any of those surveyed said they would have stayed at home had they known of the dangers | Photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Ansa/Eidon/Maxpap/Eidon/F. Frustaci
A boat patrols the English Channel waters | Photo: Picture-alliance/G.Fuller
Macron (l.) and Conte (r.) are inching forward to a solution in the redistribution of migrants | Photo: picture-alliance/dpa/R. De Luca
New Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese, prior to a cabinet meeting of the second Conte government in Palazzo Chigi, Rome, September 5, 2019 | Photo:  ANSA/Maurizio Brambatti
Hungary's controversial transit zones along the Serbian border are policed by military units | COPYRIGHT: picture-alliance/Photoshot/A. Volgyi
A growing number of migrants have made their way to the Greek Islands from Turkey in recent months | COPYRIGHT: DW/F. Schmitz
Afghan refugees in Iran | Photo: Picture Alliance / Ton Koene
 A hand paints the Sudanese flag on a wall | Photo: InfoMigrants
The numbers of asylum seekers across Europe were down in 2018 compared to previous years | Photo: DW Diego Cupolo