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Skala Skamineas
By Bartek Langer
12 Jan 2016

A boat with refugees arrives in the port of the village Skala Skamineas on Lesbos.

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Skala Sikamineas
By Bartek Langer
12 Jan 2016

A volunteer holds a refugee child / Skala Skamnias, January 13, 2016.

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Skala Sikamineas
By Bartek Langer
12 Jan 2016

An Afghan refugee begins to cry after his arrival on Lesbos / Skala Skamnias, January 13, 2016.

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Skala Sikamineas
By Bartek Langer
12 Jan 2016

A volunteer holds a little girl after the arrival of her family on Lesbos / Skala Skamnias, January 13, 2016.

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Skala Sikamineas
By Bartek Langer
12 Jan 2016

A mother holds her child after their arrival on Lesbos / Skala Skamnias, January 13, 2016.

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Skala Sikamineas
By Bartek Langer
12 Jan 2016

Refugees get dry clothes after their arrival on Lesbos / Skala Skamnias, January 13, 2016.

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Skala Sikamineas
By Bartek Langer
12 Jan 2016

Refugees arrive on Lesbos / Skala Skamnias, January 13, 2016.

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Skala Sikamineas
By Bartek Langer
12 Jan 2016

Refugees arrive on Lesbos / Skala Skamnias, January 13, 2016.

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Skala Sikamineas
By Bartek Langer
12 Jan 2016

A volunteer watches the position of a refugee boat on her smartphone / Skala Skamnias, January 13, 2016.

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Refugees Belongings Lost on the Islan...
Skala Skamineas
By Bartek Langer
10 Jan 2016

Shoes, prayer beads, passports: When you walk down the north coast of Lesbos you will find nearly everywhere belongings of refugees which they lost after their arrival on the Greek island.

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Metylene, Moria Camp
By Bartek Langer
09 Jan 2016

A mother with her son wait for medical care in the refugee camp of Moria on Lesbos.

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Metylene, Moria Camp
By Bartek Langer
09 Jan 2016

Refugees warm up at a fire bin in the refugee camp of Moria in Lesbos.

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Metylene, Moria Camp
By Bartek Langer
09 Jan 2016

Refugees warm up at a fire bin in the Refugee Camp Moria in Lesbos.

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Skala Sikamineas
By Bartek Langer
09 Jan 2016

Refugees watch the horizon after their arrival on Lesbos / Skala Skamnias, January 13, 2016.

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Skala Sikamineas
By Bartek Langer
09 Jan 2016

Refugees enter a bus from the UNHCR which brings them to the Camp Moria for registration / Skala Skamnias, January 13, 2016.

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Skala Sikamineas
By Bartek Langer
08 Jan 2016

A volunteer holds a child after an arrival of a refugee boat / Skala Skamnias, January 13, 2016.

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Skala Skamineas
By Bartek Langer
07 Jan 2016

A boat with refugees arrives on the coast of Lesbos near the village of Skala Skamineas.

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Skala Skamineas
By Bartek Langer
07 Jan 2016

A boat with refugees arrives on the coast of Lesbos near the village of Skala Skamineas.

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Skala Skamineas
By Bartek Langer
07 Jan 2016

A boat with refugees arrives on the coast of Lesbos near the village of Skala Skamineas.

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Skala Sikamineas
By Bartek Langer
07 Jan 2016

Volunteers keep an eye on the sea / Skala Skamnias, January 13, 2016.

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Skala Sikamineas
By Bartek Langer
07 Jan 2016

Volunteers help refugees after their arrival on Lesbos / Skala Skamnias, January 13, 2016.

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Skala Sikamineas
By Bartek Langer
07 Jan 2016

A refugee with a thermal blanket watches the horizon after his arrival on Lesbos / Skala Skamnias, January 13, 2016.

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Skala Sikamineas
By Bartek Langer
07 Jan 2016

Volunteers help refugees after their arrival on Lesbos / Skala Skamnias, January 13, 2016.

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Skala Sikamineas
By Bartek Langer
07 Jan 2016

A mother holds her child after their arrival on Lesbos / Skala Skamnias, January 13, 2016.

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Skala Sikamineas
By Bartek Langer
07 Jan 2016

Volunteers help refugees after their arrival on Lesbos / Skala Skamnias, January 13, 2016.

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Skala Sikamineas
By Bartek Langer
07 Jan 2016

Volunteers help refugees after their arrival on Lesbos / Skala Skamnias, January 13, 2016.

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Skala Sikamineas
By Bartek Langer
07 Jan 2016

Volunteers help refugees after their arrival on Lesbos / Skala Skamnias, January 13, 2016.

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Skala Sikamineas
By Bartek Langer
07 Jan 2016

A boat with refugees arrives on Lesbos / Skala Skamnias, January 13, 2016.

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Skala Sikamineas
By Bartek Langer
07 Jan 2016

A refugee girl enjoys herself after the arrival with her family by boat / Skala Skamnias, January 13, 2016.

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Skala Sikamineas
By Bartek Langer
07 Jan 2016

A volunteer guides a refugee boat to the coast / Skala Skamnias, January 13, 2016.

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Skala Sikamineas
By Bartek Langer
07 Jan 2016

Volunteers help refugees after their arrival on Lesbos / Skala Skamnias, January 13, 2016.

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Skala Sikamineas
By Bartek Langer
07 Jan 2016

Volunteers help refugees after their arrival on Lesbos / Skala Skamnias, January 13, 2016.

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Skala Sikamineas
By Bartek Langer
07 Jan 2016

Volunteers help refugees after their arrival on Lesbos / Skala Skamnias, January 13, 2016.

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Migrant Boats Captured by Libyan Coas...
Misrata, Libya
By tom westcott
03 May 2015

The Libyan Coastguard captured four inflatable rubber boats carying over 400 migrants off the coast of Misrata on 3 May 2015. 

"They didn't rescue us, they caught us, they arrested us," said Suliman, an 18 year-old from Senegal. "For sure we would have made it to Europe because the boats were good, but the Libyans were wating for us at sea. They shot into the water to make us stop."

The migrants - mainly from sub-Saharan African countries, said they were told to remove their shoes and belts before being forced to board the heavily-armed tugboat from Misrata Port now frequently used by the Coastguard. They were taken back to Libya where they had all their possessions, including passports, money and jewellry, confiscated, 32 year-old Awal Yai from Senegal said. "I have nothing in the world now, only this dress I am wearing. They even took my earrings."

The men and women sat in groups before being put onto buses. They were not told where they were gping but a Libyan guard said that all the migrants were being transferred to Libya's already overcrowded migrant detention centres. 

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Misrata, Libya
By tom westcott
03 May 2015

Migrants reach out to catch bottles of water and cartons of juice thrown to them from the shore by the Libyan authorities. They are amongst 400 sub-Saharan Africans captured in four inflatable dinghies off the coast of Libya. "They treat us like animals here - you saw how they threw the food and water to us in the boat," said Abubaker, aged 17, from Gambia.

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Misrata, Libya
By tom westcott
03 May 2015

Migrants from sub-Saharan Africa captured by the Libyan Coastguard reach out for bread being handed from the shore. They have not eaten since early morning when they set sail in four inflatable boats, each packed with 95 people, from the coast near Tripoli

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Misrata, Libya
By tom westcott
03 May 2015

Female migrants from Eritrea, brought ashore by the Libyan Coastguard which captured them at sea, hide their faces.

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Misrata, Libya
By tom westcott
03 May 2015

Migrants from sub-Saharan Africa wait to be told to disembark from the Libyan Coastguard vessel which captured them in four inflatable dinghies. They have not yet been told that they will be transferred to already overcrowded migrant detention centres in Misrata and Tripoli.

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Misrata, Libya
By tom westcott
03 May 2015

Migrants crowd on the bow of a Coastguard vessel which captured them on four inflatable boats off the coast of Libya

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Misrata, Libya
By tom westcott
03 May 2015

Captured by the Libyan coastguard, Awal Yai, age 32, from Somalia waits with other migrants at Misrata port to be transferred to one of Libya's overcrowded detention centres. She sold everything she had to make the journey from Somalia to Libya.