For several months, the influx of migrants and refugees fleeing conflicts, dictatorships or difficult economic and living conditions has been incessant.
Braving thousands of kilometers, it is the European Eldorado that attracts them. By seas and lands, it is illegally to cross each frontier which will bring them closer to their goals. From Syria to the jungle of calais, hundreds of shadows filled with hope march towards an invisible mirage. In the rain, in the cold, mud, family or alone, the goal is the same, flee for a better life, elsewhere ...

SYRIA. BAB al-SALAMA refugee camp: Since the start of the Syrian war in 2011, more than 4 million people have fled their homes. Some have found refuge in camps such as Bab el Salama in the north of the country when others have taken refuge in Turkey. Living conditions are difficult on both sides of the border. For the Bab el Salama camp, 20,000 people were piled up in tents provided by UNHCR. Lack of food, water and medicines are the dailies of the inhabitants of this camp. A team of Medical relief for Syria is present on the camp and is mainly concerned with problems related to living conditions in the camp. The insalubrity is increasing day by day making the work of the medical teams difficult. Between 100 and 150 people would be treated each day and seventy percent of them would be children. The care is mainly provided for inflammations (bronchi, gorges, colonists), burns to different degrees, allergies, diarrhea. Untreated water is also a recurring problem. The inability to wash properly is also a factor in the proliferation of diseases. April 2013.

TURKEY. City of Killis and Gaziantep: On the Turkish side, families who want to stay in the region are organizing to rent apartments in Killis or Gaziantep. NGOs organize food distributions. Since the arrival of Syrian refugees in southern Turkey, apartment rents have increased. Turkey would welcome 2.5 million refugees. April 2013.

SERBIA. Slum of Belgrade: 2000 people for a single drinking water pipe live without toilets and showers. 2000 people are waiting to continue their journey or places are being set up or set up in official reception centers. According to political agreements with the European Union, Bulgaria is expected to host 6,000 refugees. The country's 15 centers would already have more than 7,000. Moreover, between 400 and 700 migrants would arrive every month in the country. A new "jungle" of Calais. On the spot NGOs are banned by the government which fears to create a call of air. For a month now, it has not responded to the urgent requests of associations to install toilets. To survive in extreme temperatures, refugees burn old chemically treated wooden rails that emit toxic fumes. January 2017.

HUNGARY. City of Hegyeshalom: The Hungarian government has been clear, Hungary will not accept refugees. However, faced with the influx of thousands of refugees and migrants on its border, the government decides to park the refugees on trains that run through Hungary to the border with Austria. Arriving at the station of Hegyeshalom, the last Hungarian city before Austria, the trains are unlocked and the flow of hundreds of people begins to organize to reach Austria. October 2015

AUSTRIA. Nickelsdorf border post: After 7 kilometers, Austria. The Austrian authorities, various NGOs (non-governmental organizations) and simple volunteers await them on site. Refugees and migrants are then cared for for distribution of food, water, blankets and access to a health care area. October 2015.

GERMANY. City of Munich and Dachau Refugee Camp: At the first German city where he arrives, a refugee receives first aid in a "first-time institution". This welcome is supposed to last only one night. As a result of this initial reception, asylum seekers are assigned to the Land which will host them. Trips by bus or train are organized to make this land. Inside his land of assignment, the applicant is reassigned to the different organizations, sub-units called districts. Between hope and idleness, asylum seekers have nothing to do but wait. Germany would have welcomed 600,000 Syrian refugees when France welcomes only 10,000 refugees (figures Oct. 2016). October 2015

FRANCE. Slum of Calais: "Jungle", This term may seem pejorative, comes from the Persian "jangal" meaning "forest". It was used by the first Afghans and Iranians who settled in different areas on the outskirts of Calais in the 2000s. This "New Jungle" becomes a mandatory stop where one settles down. More than 9,000 people are piled up in deplorable conditions. In two stages, the shantytown will eventually be dismantled (January and October 2016). Migrants will be sent to reception centers throughout France when they are not sent home by OQTF (Obligation to leave the country). October 2016-October 2017