Plight of war refugees

Migrants crossing the border between Greece and Macedonia last Thursday. Europe is divided over its refugee crisis.
Migrants crossing the border between Greece and Macedonia last Thursday. Europe is divided over its refugee crisis.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

In recent weeks, a growing surge of migrants from war-torn Middle East and Africa has resulted in a humanitarian and political crisis across the European Union. A look at what is fuelling the exodus that has led to chaos and conflict in the region and beyond.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 13, 2015, with the headline 'Plight of war refugees'. Print Edition | Subscribe