Mumtaz, a 17 year old refugee I met at an asylum reception centre in the Netherlands. He escaped Afghanistan after the Taliban came to recruit him. He wanted to be an engineer. He walked from Iran to Greece till he was able to find trains and buses to the Netherlands. [2448 x 3264]
GEVGELIJA, MACEDONIA 2/24/2016 Aboard a train carrying migrants from Greece. An agreement signed in March between Turkey and the European Union was broadly successful in reducing the refugee and migrant flow into Europe. Marko Djurica/Reuters
'Britain has granted asylum to less than 300 Syrian refugees since the start of 2014 - an embarrassing number compared to Germany, where up to 800,000 refugees are expected to be registered this year alone .. "The government's response to the refugee crisis has been wholly inadequate, and we are being shamed by our European neighbours. It is our duty under UN law, but also as human beings, to offer a place of safety, and play a role internationally to share our responsibilities ..