Hope and anger in a human tide, August 3

3 Aug 2015

The tide of illegal migrants from the Middle East and Africa trying to find a better life in Europe has become a flood. Across the continent, nations are struggling to cope with a seemingly never-ending influx of people escaping a life of poverty and violence. Many hundreds have drowned trying to cross the Mediterranean in packed and often unseaworthy vessels. Across Europe, makeshift camps have sprung up, becoming a home for people before they try and make their next move. The influx has caused anger among many Europeans, with some countries turning to extreme measures, such as Hungary which has started to build a fence along its border with Serbia to keep people out. Photographers from Agence France-Presse, Reuters, Associated Press and EPA examined the issue.