The northern shore of the Greek island of Lesbos near the town of Skala Sikamineas on February 11, 2017. In 2015 the small island has been overwhelmed by a massive influx of migrants and refugees landing on its shore. Crossing the Aegean sea on overcrowded dinghies and wooden boats, thousands of persons fleeing war-torn countries such as Syria, Irak and Afghanistan were arriving daily.

A wooden boat used by refugees is hit by a wave on the northern shore of the Greek island of Lesbos near the town of Skala Sikamineas on February 11, 2017. In 2015 the small island has been overwhelmed by a massive influx of migrants and refugees landing on its shore. Crossing the Aegean sea on overcrowded dinghies and wooden boats, thousands of persons fleeing war-torn countries such as Syria, Irak and Afghanistan were arriving daily on the island.

Hundreds of life jackets and a dozen of wooden boats (left) remain in the garbage dump of Molivos on the northern shore of the Greek island of Lesbos on February 9, 2017. The place is one of the last remnant of the record number of migrants and refugees who attempted the crossing by sea from Turkey in 2015. According to UNHCR of the 850,000 migrants and refugees who arrived in Greece in 2015 more than 500,000 landed on the island of Lesbos.

The northern shore of the Greek island of Lesbos near the town of Skala Sikamineas on February 11, 2017. In 2015 the small island has been overwhelmed by a massive influx of migrants and refugees landing on its shore. Crossing the Aegean sea on overcrowded dinghies and wooden boats, thousands of persons fleeing war-torn countries such as Syria, Irak and Afghanistan were arriving daily.

Hundreds of life jackets and a dozen of wooden boats remain in the garbage dump of Molivos on the northern shore of the Greek island of Lesbos on February 9, 2017. The place is one of the last remnant of the record number of migrants and refugees who attempted the crossing by sea from Turkey in 2015. According to UNHCR of the 850,000 migrants and refugees who arrived in Greece in 2015 more than 500,000 landed on the island of Lesbos.

Hundreds of life jackets and a dozen of wooden boats remain in the garbage dump of Molivos on the northern shore of the Greek island of Lesbos on February 9, 2017. The place is one of the last remnant of the record number of migrants and refugees who attempted the crossing by sea from Turkey in 2015. According to UNHCR of the 850,000 migrants and refugees who arrived in Greece in 2015 more than 500,000 landed on the island of Lesbos.

A Greek military vessel is seen patrolling in the Aegean sea between Turkey (foreground) and the northern shore of the Greek island of Lesbos on February 11, 2017. In March 2016, Turkey and the EU signed a deal closing the Aegean sea route and allowing the deportation to Turkey of those who do not qualify for asylum. Almost one year since the EU-Turkey accord was agreed, just over 500 people have been deported back to Turkey. And more than 13,000 migrants and refugees remained stuck on the Greek islands.

The northern shore of the Greek island of Lesbos near the town of Skala Sikamineas on February 9, 2017. In 2015 the small island has been overwhelmed by a massive influx of migrants and refugees landing on its shore. Crossing the Aegean sea on overcrowded dinghies and wooden boats, thousands of persons fleeing war-torn countries such as Syria, Irak and Afghanistan were arriving daily.

Migrants and refugees walk past tents at the Souda municipality run refugee camp on the Greek island of Chios, on February 13, 2017. The camp set in a medieval castle moat is currently hosting around 1 000 migrants and refugees mostly Syrians. Without work and money, they wait for a verdict on their asylum request and eventually to be transferred in some other camps on Greece mainland.

Two young Syrians play in the medieval fortification wall near the Souda municipality run refugee camp on the island of Chios, Greece on February 13, 2017. In March 2016, Turkey and the EU signed a deal closing the Aegean sea route and allowing the deportation to Turkey of those who do not qualify for asylum. Since then 13 000 migrants and refugees are stuck in camps on the Greek islands waiting for a verdict on their asylum application.

An Afghan refugee and his son fish on the shore of the Greek island of Lesbos near the registration camp of Moria on February 10, 2017. Since the closure of the Aegean sea route in March 2016 dozens of migrants and refugees still attempt the crossing everyday from Turkey to reach the island.

A woman walk past tents at the Souda municipality run refugee camp on the Greek island of Chios, on February 13, 2017. The camp set in a medieval castle moat is currently hosting around 1 000 migrants and refugees mostly Syrians. Without work and money, they wait for a verdict on their asylum request and eventually to be transferred in some other camps on Greece mainland.

A man from Algeria listens to music near the Souda municipality run refugee camp on the island of Chios, Greece on February 13, 2017. In March 2016, Turkey and the EU signed a deal closing the Aegean sea route and allowing the deportation to Turkey of those who do not qualify for asylum. Since then around 13 000 migrants and refugees are stuck in camps on the Greek islands waiting for a verdict on their asylum application.

A man walk past makeshift tents set on the beach outside the Souda municipality run refugee camp on the island of Chios, Greece on February 13, 2017. In March 2016, Turkey and the EU signed a deal closing the Aegean sea route and allowing the deportation to Turkey of those who do not qualify for asylum. Since then around 13 000 migrants and refugees are stuck in camps on the Greek islands waiting for a verdict on their asylum application.

A view of the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos on February 9, 2017.The camp became a « hotspot » or registration centre after the island saw a massive influx of arrivals on its shore in 2015. Thousands of people fleeing war and poverty were making the crossing by sea on inflatable boats from Turkey. In March 2016 after the EU signed a deal with Turkey to close the Aegean smuggling route, the Moria camp became a retention center. The long and difficult asylum application procedure that would have allowed Moria’s occupants to be transferred to mainland Greece has left some 13 000 migrants and refugees stuck on the Greek islands.

Migrants are seen outside the Souda municipality run refugee camp on the island of Chios, Greece on February 13, 2017. In March 2016, Turkey and the EU signed a deal closing the Aegean sea route and allowing the deportation to Turkey of those who do not qualify for asylum. Since then around 13 000 migrants and refugees are stuck in camps on the Greek islands waiting for a verdict on their asylum application.

Three men from Pakistan look at their phones outside the Souda municipality run refugee camp on the island of Chios, Greece on February 13, 2017. In March 2016, Turkey and the EU signed a deal closing the Aegean sea route and allowing the deportation to Turkey of those who do not qualify for asylum. Since then around 13 000 migrants and refugees are stuck in camps on the Greek islands waiting for a verdict on their asylum application.

A table with hanging clothes is seen outside the Souda municipality run refugee camp on the island of Chios, Greece on February 13, 2017. In March 2016, Turkey and the EU signed a deal closing the Aegean sea route and allowing the deportation to Turkey of those who do not qualify for asylum. Since then around 13 000 migrants and refugees are stuck in camps on the Greek islands waiting for a verdict on their asylum application.

Three men from Algeria walk to their makeshift tents outside the Souda municipality run refugee camp on the island of Chios, Greece on February 13, 2017. In March 2016, Turkey and the EU signed a deal closing the Aegean sea route and allowing the deportation to Turkey of those who do not qualify for asylum. Since then around 13 000 migrants and refugees are stuck in camps on the Greek islands waiting for a verdict on their asylum application.

Makeshift tents set on the beach outside the Souda municipality run refugee camp on the island of Chios, Greece on February 13, 2017. In March 2016, Turkey and the EU signed a deal closing the Aegean sea route and allowing the deportation to Turkey of those who do not qualify for asylum. Since then around 13 000 migrants and refugees are stuck in camps on the Greek islands waiting for a verdict on their asylum application.

Young Syrian refugees from Deir ez-Zor, Syria try to catch fish on the shore of the Greek island of Lesbos near the registration camp of Moria on February 10, 2017. Since the closure of the Aegean sea route in 2016 dozens of migrants and refugees still attempt the crossing everyday from Turkey to reach the island.

Sea gulls are seen flying over makeshift tents set on the beach outside the Souda municipality run refugee camp on the island of Chios, Greece on February 13, 2017. In March 2016, Turkey and the EU signed a deal closing the Aegean sea route and allowing the deportation to Turkey of those who do not qualify for asylum. Since then around 13 000 migrants and refugees are stuck in camps on the Greek islands waiting for a verdict on their asylum application.

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