Afghan woman says morning prayers after spending freezing night sleeping outside with hundreds of other asylum seekers at EKO gas station near the Greek-Macedonia border. Most spend three days here before they can proceed.
Siblings from Syria, 9 months and 3 years old, coming out of Aleppo. They crossed the sea from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesvos at night, and spent their first night in Europe sleeping in the street.
Life jackets are for sale everywhere in Izmir, Turkey, where 1000s gather to make the dangerous sea crossing to the Greek islands. Many of the life jackets are locally produced fakes, made with water-absorbent foam that makes them sink rather than float.
A Syrian father and son wait on the shores of Izmr, Turkey, for a smuggler boat to make the dangerous crossing to Greece. Their house was bombed with a barrel bomb, and both were badly wounded by the explosion. He left his wife and other children behind: 'It felt like dying to leave them,' he told me, tears welling up in his eyes, 'but my boy needs surgery to remove the remaining shrapnel from his head.