Turkey is the jump-off point to Europe for most refugees. The seaside resort city of Bodrum has become a hub for refugees set to make the dangerous journey across the Aegean.
 Refugees from all over South Asia, the Middle East and Africa pass through the Turkish city of Bodrum before attempting the boat trip to Greece. Secluded beaches in and around the city are littered with personal affects.
 Turkish Gendarmerie and coast guard do their best to interdict refugees who attempt nighttime crossings in unreliable rubber dinghies. Refugees will hide in secluded areas near the water until they figure the coast is clear.
 The central marina of Bodrum, Turkey is a mix of European tourists and, now, refugees from all over the world.
 During the daylight hours it is common to see hundreds of refugees waiting around the Bodrum bus station. At night they will decamp for the coastline before attempting to cross over to the Greek Island of Kos.
 Many locals of Lesvos assist in aiding newly arrived refugees. Some days, the north shore of Lesvos sees arrivals in the thousands.
 Depending on weather, current and the dependability of a vessel the journey from Turkey to Greece can take over six hours. Hypothermia and exhaustion plague new arrivals.
 Volunteers from all over the world flock to the eastern Greek isles to help out any way they can.
 Thousands of lives have been lost at sea. Most peopled are packed into flimsy rubber dinghies. Many don't know how to swim nor how to operate a boat. Stories of human smugglers forcing refugees under threat of violence to board overcrowded boats is common.
 Most of the time, a person's reaction having reached Greece is one of elation. They soon come to realize, however, that the road ahead is fraught with danger and hardship.
 After days of rain at the Moria refugee camp in Lesvos, Greece, many people start to develop what is known as trench foot. If not treated, the skin starts to fall off, the affected area can turn gangrene and amputation may be required.
 Late October in Lesvos can fluctuate between stifling heat and unremitting rain. Refugees will burn anything they get get their hands on to build a fire, warm up and dry out.
 There are not enough police to keep things under control at the Moria refugee camp so refugees turn to policing themselves. Sometimes this can turn violent.
 As conditions become unbearable people attempt to storm the gates of the Moria refugee camp.
 While the migration of Syrian refugees dominates the headlines, thousands of refugees from Pakistan and Afghanistan have also made the journey to Lesvos.
 Thousands of refugees prepare to board a ferry bound for Athens. This marks the next step in their journey to countries like Germany, Sweden or England.
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