Migrants leave a train at a railway station on the Tabanovce border crossing between Macedonia and Serbia, on July 1, 2015, on her way north to European countries. Peter Sutherland, the UN Secretary General's special representative on international migration, bemoaned on June 26th the EU leaders' failure to approve a plan to share a total of 60,000 would-be refugees, mainly from Syria and Eritrea, across the 28-nation bloc. More than 100,000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean so far this year, most of them landing in Italy, Greece and Malta who say their EU partners should share more of the burden. AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFF (Photo credit should read DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)
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.