Photo Gallery: Asylum in Europe by the Numbers
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Photo Gallery: Asylum in Europe by the Numbers

Fortress Europe How the EU Turns Its Back on Refugees

They come seeking refuge, but when asylum seekers cross into the European Union, they often find little compassion. In Greece, they are held in squalid detention camps, while in Italy they often end up on the street. Here is what they face at entry points across the EU.
Von SPIEGEL ONLINE Staff
Newly arrived refugees at a temporary camp in Lampedusa.

Newly arrived refugees at a temporary camp in Lampedusa.

Foto: ALBERTO PIZZOLI/ AFP
Refugees in Athens distribute donated food.

Refugees in Athens distribute donated food.

Foto: LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/ AFP
A migrant runs toward a makeshift camp in Calais, France.

A migrant runs toward a makeshift camp in Calais, France.

Foto: Peter Macdiarmid/ Getty Images
Syrian refugees on the way to Great Britain.

Syrian refugees on the way to Great Britain.

Foto: PHILIPPE HUGUEN/ AFP
Africans have been detained after scaling a barrier separating Spain's North African enclave of Melilla from Morocco.

Africans have been detained after scaling a barrier separating Spain's North African enclave of Melilla from Morocco.

Foto: RAFAEL MARCHANTE/ REUTERS
A Syrian refugee in Koepingebro, Sweden.

A Syrian refugee in Koepingebro, Sweden.

Foto: ? Stringer . / Reuters/ Reuters
A mattress camp in the Votive Church in Vienna.

A mattress camp in the Votive Church in Vienna.

Foto: ? Heinz-Peter Bader / Reuters/ REUTERS
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