The barbed wire fence, completed in July 2014, stretches 30 kilometers between Turkey and Bulgaria near the town of Shtit, Bulgaria on April 28, 2015. In June, work will begin to lengthen the 130-kilometer fence.

Young migrants from Afghanistan are being arrested by the Bulgarian border police after crossing illegally the Bulgarian Turkish border near the town of Shtit, Bulgaria on October 4, 2013.

Observation tower is seen near the old fence dating from the Communist era near the town of Shtit on the Bulgarian Turkish border on April 27, 2015.

Young migrants from Afghanistan are being arrested by the Bulgarian border police after crossing illegally the Bulgarian Turkish border near the town of Shtit, Bulgaria on October 4, 2013.

A young Syrian girl is seen at the refugee camp of Harmanli, Bulgaria on December 9, 2013.

A Syrian woman reacts as she poses for a portrait in a container used to shelter migrants and refugees at the refugee camp of Harmanli, Bulgaria on December 9, 2013.

A woman from Syria with her children  is seen at the refugee camp of Harmanli, Bulgaria on December 9, 2013.

Rakhmatullah Sardari 16 years old along with his brother Saber 20 years old from Afghanistan poses for a portrait on March 30, 2012 outside Banya's accommodation center where they live since 17 months after they came illegally in Bulgaria.

Ali from Somalia hugs his girlfriend  in an apartment mostly shared by African migrants in transit on the outskirt of Sofia, Bulgaria on February 16, 2013.

A Syrian refugee reacts as another refugee looks up for donated clothes at the recently opened camp of Voenna Rampa in Sofia, Bulgaria on October 26, 2013.

Samia 30 years old and her son Ali, 3 years old from Palestine are posing for a portrait in their flat in downtown Sofia, Bulgaria on March 19, 2012. They lived in Sofia's accommodation center for 5 years. They recently obtain their status. After having problems to find an apartment in Sofia, they ended up in a unhealthy five meters square room at the last stair of an old building shared with all sort of criminals in the city center.

A man from Algeria is burning card boxes to make a fire in an unfinished 5 stars hotel near Sofia's accommodation center in Bulgaria on March 6, 2013.

Mohamed 66 years old from Pakistan is posing for a portrait behind the fence of Sofia's main accommodation in Bulgaria on March 24, 2012. He lives with his wife and children in Sofia's accommodation center since 8 months. He and his family are still waiting to obtain their status.

Syrian refugees play football at the recently opened camp of Voenna Rampa in Sofia, Bulgaria on October 26, 2013.

A girl from Afghanistan looks though the window during a food distribution outside the recently opened shelter of Vrazhdebna in Sofia, Bulgaria on December 3, 2013.

A Syrian woman is seen in her room at the recently opened camp of Voenna Rampa in Sofia, Bulgaria on October 27, 2013.

Syrian children receive checkups from Bulgarian doctors at the recently opened camp of Voenna Rampa in Sofia, Bulgaria on October 26, 2013.

A Syrian man is seen in a makeshift room with curtains at the recently opened camp of Voenna Rampa in Sofia, Bulgaria on October 27, 2013.

A Syrian man is seen reflecting in a broken mirror as he shaves at the recently opened camp of Voenna Rampa in Sofia, Bulgaria on December 19, 2013.

The interior of a room belonging to a Syrian Family is seen at the recently opened camp of Voenna Rampa in Sofia, Bulgaria on December 19, 2013.

A Syrian mother holds her child during a food distribution at the recently opened shelter of Vrazhdebna in Sofia, Bulgaria on December 3, 2013.

A man from Afghanistan is seen as he wakes up in an abandoned building few kilometers away from the Macedonian Serbia border in the village of Lojane, Macedonia on December 20, 2013.

Migrants from Africa, Pakistan and Afghanistan rest on hill a few kilometers away from the Macedonian Serbian border in the village of Lojane, Macedonia on October 28, 2013.

A man from Afghanistan shaves in the early morning hours few kilometers away from the Macedonian Serbia border in the village of Lojane, Macedonia on December 20, 2013.

Migrants from Africa, Pakistan and Afghanistan walk in the mountain as they search for a place where to spend the night a few kilometers away from the Macedonian Serbian border in the village of Lojane, Macedonia on October 28, 2013.

A sub-saharan migrant lights a candle in an abandoned mobile home in which he found a temporary shelter, near the village of Bogovadja, Serbia on November 3, 2013.

Sub-saharan migrants light a fire in abandoned building in which they have found a temporary shelter, near the village of Bogovadja, Serbia on December 22, 2013.

A sub-saharan migrant is seen walking on a road at night near the village of Bogovadja, Serbia on December 21, 2013.

Sub-saharan migrants and other nationalities are seen in an abandoned factory near the town of Subotica at the Serbian Hungarian border on November 1, 2013.

A Sub-saharan migrant prays in an abandoned factory that migrants use as a shelter near the small town of Subotica at the Serbian Hungarian border on November 2, 2013.

Migrants from Afghanistan and Pakistan are seen walking near an abandoned factory as they prepare to be smuggled to Hungary  near the town of Subotica at the Serbian Hungarian border on November 2, 2013.

Migrants warm up around a fire in a field where they are about to spend the night near the town of Subotica at the Serbian Hungarian border on December 22, 2013.

Migrants from Pakistan and Afghanistan are seen in a field where they are about to spend the night near the town of Subotica at the Serbian Hungarian border on December 22, 2013.

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