By Land or By Sea

Looking to escape war and poverty in Syria, the Balkans, and North Africa, thousands of migrants sought refuge in the European Union this summer — or died trying.

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Migrants have long been pouring into Europe to escape conflict and seek economic opportunity, but this year their numbers reached new heights. According to estimates by the International Organization for Migration, authorities have identified more than 350,000 migrants within the European Union’s borders so far this year, compared with about 280,000 for all of 2014. Most have left the Middle East, North Africa, and the Balkans and reached the shores of Greece and Italy or traveled overland into Central Europe and beyond. But not all have made it. At least 2,600 have died so far this year trying to cross the Mediterranean, according to the IOM. These numbers and a few particularly horrific incidents -- some 700 migrants drowning off the Libyan coast in April, for example, and the discovery last week of 71 migrants who'd suffocated in a truck in Austria -- have focused leaders’ attention on the crisis. But despite urgent meetings and new policy proposals, many European governments and their citizens have been less than eager to accommodate all of the newcomers -- prompting protest in Germany, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere.

Above, migrants disembark a train at a railway station near the border between Macedonia and Serbia, July 1.

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A migrant woman and child are caught by the Greek Coast Guard after arriving on the island of Kos, Greece, June 5. Daniel Trilling writes for FP about how private contractors are profiting from the migrant crisis.

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Migrants arrive on the shore of Kos after crossing from Turkey on a small dinghy on Aug. 19. Check out Simona Foltyn's dispatch for FP on the dangerous route many migrants take through Sudan before they attempt to cross the Mediterranean.

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Children sit on the steps of a train station in Munich, Germany, after arriving from Hungary, Aug. 31. FP contributor Sumi Somaskanda looks at Germany's problematic approach to the influx of migrants here.

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Migrants sleep in the street near a bus and train terminal in Belgrade, Serbia, Aug. 30. Rob Zaretsky writes for FP about the unfortunate persistence of the British belief that the English Channel can deter outsiders.

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A woman carries her baby as she boards a dinghy bound for Kos, Aug. 20. FP contributor Philippe Legrain writes here on why Europe should let the migrants in.

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Emergency service workers care for an injured Syrian child they rescued from a sinking boat bound for Kos, Aug. 18.

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Syrian refugees wait in line to register with the police on the Greek island of Lesbos, Aug. 17.

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Police arrest the father of a migrant family near the Hungarian-Serbian border, Aug. 28.

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An aerial photo taken on June 4 shows "the Jungle," a makeshift tent village set up by migrants in Calais, northern France.

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A migrant family attempts to cross through a barbed wire fence at the Hungarian-Serbian border, Aug. 27.

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A group of migrants are taken to Palermo, Italy, by a Norwegian rescue vessel, July 25.

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A migrant from Gambia embraces a friend after safely arriving on Kos, Aug. 29.

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Newly arrived Syrian refugees wait on Kos to be registered on a ocean liner, Aug. 17.

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A Sudanese man walks through a refugee camp in Hanover, Germany, Aug. 17.

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Migrants sit on a train from Budapest to Munich, Aug. 31.

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Syrian refugees arrive on the shores of Lesbos, Greece, in an inflatable boat from Turkey, Aug. 23.

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A refugee family that crossed the Austrian border arrives at a rest area in Deggendorf, Germany, Aug. 11.

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Afghan and Pakistani migrants eat lunch in a migrant camp in Calais, Aug. 14, after applying for asylum in France.

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Syrian and Iraqi refugees sleep on railroad tracks in Idomeni, Greece, Sept. 2, while waiting to be processed across the Macedonian border.

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Migrants who arrived from Budapest walk on a railway platform in Vienna, Aug. 31.

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A woman and her children arrive in a Macedonian village near the Serbian border, Aug. 30.

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Young Syrian women cry in relief after arriving on Lesbos, Aug. 20.

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Migrants from Afghanistan wait at a railway station in southern Serbia for a train heading to Belgrade, July 18.

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A child waits as migrants prepare to board a boat heading to Kos from Turkey, Aug. 20.

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Migrants take a nap at a train station on the Macedonian-Greek border, Aug. 13.

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Migrants detained by Turkish soldiers climb into a bus after failing to board a boat to the Greek island of Kos, Aug. 17.

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Migrants sleep on a train heading to Belgrade, Serbia, July 18.

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Syrian refugees disembark on Lesbos, June 18.

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Migrants from Pakistan land on Kos after completing a journey across the Aegean Sea, Aug. 31.

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