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In-pictures - Greece: people on the move

Farah and her parents are from Iraq. Each day they come to wait at the police station to find out if their registration process is complete. Farah doesn't like that there is so many people, but the fence is no problem to her, for now. So far in 2015, 160,000 migrants have arrived in Greece, already almost four times more than in the previous year. Kos, just kilometres from the Turkish coast, has received thousands of migrants already this year. Stephen Ryan/IFRC

 

Volunteers of the local Kos branch of Hellenic Red Cross distribute relief items to migrants. So far in 2015, 160,000 migrants have arrived in Greece, already almost four times more than in the previous year. Stephen Ryan/IFRC

 

A young Iraqi man, who prefered not to have his face pictured, shows what is inside the relief parcels provided by Hellenic Red Cross on Kos. Stephen Ryan/IFRC

A man prepares to leave the registration centre in Kos, carrying relief items provided by Hellenic Red Cross. Stephen Ryan/IFRC

 

As the registration process in Kos can take days, many people wait outside the police station where the process is carried out. Tensions often run high, however in recent days, the situation has improved. Stephen Ryan/IFRC

 

A man leaves the registration centre to rejoin his family, carrying relief items provided by Hellenic Red Cross, as well as his all-important registration papers. Stephen Ryan/IFRC

 

A woman waits with her son outside the registration centre in Kos. Each day, hundreds wait outside for their names to be called. It can take over 10 days in some cases to process the registration of arriving migrants. For Syrians, the process is now easier, thanks to a ship-based registration centre docked at the island. For others, like this woman, the wait continues. Stephen Ryan/IFRC

 

On one of the stony beaches of Kos island, close to the town centre, dozens of migrants are still camped out, with nowhere else to go. In recent days, the authorities have deployed a ship to act as a floating registration centre, but this facility, pictured in the background, is available only to Syrian arrivees. Stephen Ryan/IFRC

 

Daud and Layla have fled from Kabul, Afghanistan. They travelled by bus through the mountains with their young children, a boy and a girl. They explain that they fled because every day, there is risk of violence where they live, and that is not the future they want for their children. They hope to find a place where it is safe and secure to raise a family. Stephen Ryan/IFRC

Suhaida shares this temporary shelter with her husband Ali, their two son and daugher, and her brother. It is little more than left over construction material and the branches of an olive tree. It offers some shelter from the sun, but they have only a few pieces of cardboard to rest on. The family is from Afghanistan, and are waiting to be able to register on Lesbos before seeking a safer, happier life. Stephen Ryan/IFRC

 

Suhaida and her son Mahdi. In the background is her daughter Mahdia. Both these names mean 'rightly guided'. The toys the children play with were bought for them by their parents in Iran, and they have carried them with them all the way to Greece. Stephen Ryan/IFRC


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