Inside the Refugee Crisis That Has Migrants Walking to Safety in Europe

Blocked trains and political policies have prevented many from moving.

After international criticism for a lacking response to the crisis, European leaders are being prompted to reconsider their immigration policies.

"Taking refugees direct from camps allows a safe route to the UK, rather than the hazardous journey that's cost so many lives," he wrote in one tweet.

The overcrowded boats and unsafe vessels have led to thousands of deaths this year alone. One in particular, that of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi, prompted international outrage after he was pictured face down on a Turkish beach, having drowned alongside his mother and brother when the boat they were hit a storm.

Though the vast majority of them do not speak German nor do they have any connection to the country, it has largely been seen as an oasis for refugees since officials there announced that they would be willing to accept 800,000 refugees this year alone.

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