Interactive: Mapping the EU migrant crisis

Syrian refugees on a dinghy approach, in rough seas, a beach on the island of Lesbos, Greece August 23, 2015. (Reuters)

A lot has happened both on sea, on land and within the political circles surrounding the European Union migrant and refugee crisis. 

A record number of people are fleeing violence and poverty in countries such as Syria, Afghanistan and Eritrea. They are trying to reach Europe, despite the risks of perilous sea crossings and the inability of countries to provide adequate humanitarian assistance.

Here are the latest developments as of August 25, 2015.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:46 - GMT 06:46