As soon as you reach the Greek border village of Eidomeni, it’s obvious that the number of migrants moving through overwhelmingly outnumbers the locals.
A Syrian refugee splashes in the water as he approaches the shores of Lesbos island after jumping from a inflatable dinghy that carried him with others from Turkey to Greece on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. More than 260,000 asylum-seekers have arrived in Greece up to this point, most reaching the country's eastern islands on flimsy rafts or boats from the nearby Turkish coast. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
‘Easier than hearing bullets and rockets’
Syrian refugees wait near the border railway station of Idomeni, Northern Greece, in order to be allowed by the Macedonian police to cross the border from Greece to Macedonia, early Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. The U.N.’s refugee agency said it expects 3,000 people to cross Macedonia daily in the coming days. Greece has borne the brunt of a record number of refugees and migrants heading to Europe. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)
A Syrian refugee carries his child after they arrived from Turkey to the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos, on an inflatable dinghy, with another boat in the background, Saturday Sept. 26, 2015. More than 260,000 asylum-seekers have arrived in Greece so far this year, most reaching the country's eastern islands on flimsy rafts or boats from the nearby Turkish coast. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)