Europe’s borders have closed and a deal struck between the EU and Turkey in March 2016 has slowed the flow of refugees crossing the sea. Now, Greece is backlogged with 62,000 asylum applicants. AJ+’s Dena Takruri witnesses the limbo of Syrian asylum seekers in a Lesbos refugee camp and the efforts of Greeks still compelled to help those risking the dangerous journey.
Mohammed, a 27-year-old Syrian refugee, is one step closer to finally entering Germany after a dangerous three-week-long journey. AJ+’s Dena Takruri joined Mohammed and his friends as they waited at the border.
What’s it like to walk in the shoes of a Syrian refugee trying to get to Germany? AJ+’s Dena Takruri met Mohammed, a 27 year old electrical engineer, and joined him and his friends in Austria as they headed towards the border with Germany.
Refugees are fleeing their homes by the thousands, risking their families’ lives to try to find a way out of the violence. Most see Europe as a beacon of hope. AJ+’s Dena Takruri is on the ground in Budapest to follow a group of refugees on their journey.