Migrants wait under an heavy rain, outside the Moria registration camp, on October 23, 2015, on the Lesbos island. Many Syrian families with small children are currently forced to walk a distance longer than the Athens Marathon from the beaches where they land to the points of registration near the port capital of Mytilene. Buses provided by local authorities and rides by volunteers do not suffice, especially as many refugees continue to land at night. Over 400,000 people have landed on Greek islands from neighbouring Turkey since the beginning of the year, most of them fleeing the civil war in Syria. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS / AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS

Collective exhibitions of AFP photojournalists

Since the summer of 2015, Europe is facing an unprecedented flood of migrants. Waves of refugees, mainly from Syria, Iraq, but also from the Horne of Africa, Afghanistan and Pakistan, arrive at the doors of Europe with the hope of finding a better life.
According to The United Nations more than a million of refugees have reached the European Union in 2015 and some 260.000 during the first six months of the year 2016 alone.

The AFP follows the journey of migrants through Europe from June 2015 to July 2016. The geographical localization of these images enables the visitor to follow their path across the continent.

The visitor can also browse through multimedia content, displayed as flashcodes and accessible via smartphones.

Outside in Bayeux.
The layout of the exhibition can be found in details at the Office of Tourism and here

Crédit :
This exhibition was created in association with the AFD, the UNHCR and Nikon.

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