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Janet Kamara, who is from Liberia, sits during an interview conducted in an International Organization for Migration transit center in Arlit, Niger, on June 2. Kamara was expelled from Algeria and left stranded in the Sahara while pregnant. "Our baby was killed; women were lying dead, men. ... Other people got missing in the desert because they didn't know the way," she told the AP. Jerome Delay/AP hide caption

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Migrants wait to disembark from the rescue ship Aquarius in the Sicilian harbor of Catania, Italy, on May 27. This past weekend the ship picked up more migrants, but was turned away from ports in Sicily and the nearby country of Malta. Now it will head for Spain instead. Guglielmo Mangiapane/Reuters hide caption

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The Aquarius, a former North Atlantic fisheries protection ship now used by humanitarian groups SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders), is seen in December 2017 during a rescue operation in the Mediterranean Sea. The rescue ship was stranded this weekend after Italy and Malta refused to allow it to dock. Federico Scoppa/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Some 300 people died off the island of Lampedusa in a shipwreck southern Italy in 2013. Here, their coffins fill a large room as they wait to be moved. Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images hide caption

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Europe's top court has dismissed a legal action by Hungary and Slovakia, which challenged a system that required them to take in refugees. Above, migrants wait to be rescued by a ship in the Mediterranean off the Libyan coast last month. Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A French police officer oversees the evacuation of a makeshift camp in Paris on Tuesday. The camp, one of several set up by migrants and refugees around the French capital, held hundreds of people in degraded conditions for several weeks. Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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More than 5,000 migrants are reported to have drown while crossing the Mediterranean to Europe this year. Conflict in Libya, flimsier craft, and weather are cited as factors for a rise in deaths from sea crossings. Santi Palacios/AP hide caption

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Members of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) and SOS Méditerranée distribute food to migrants and refugees aboard the rescue ship Aquarius on May 25, a day after a rescue operation off the Libyan coast. Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Police officers patrol among tents during evacuation operations Tuesday at the Idomeni camp near the Greek-Macedonian border. Yannis Kolesidis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Men carry a coffin during the arrival of migrants and refugees in the port of Messina following a rescue operation at sea by the Italian Coast Guard ship "Diciotti" on March 17 in Sicily. After several quiet weeks, March saw a pickup in the flow of migrants attempting to reach Italy via Libya, a route through which about 330,000 people have made it to Europe since the start of 2014. Giovanni Isolino/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A sinking boat is seen behind a Turkish gendarme off the coast of Canakkale's Bademli district on Saturday. At least 35 migrants drowned when their boat sank in the Aegean Sea while trying to cross from Turkey to Greece. Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A policeman on horseback and other officers lead a group of refugees and migrants near Dobova, Slovenia, Tuesday. Slovenia's parliament is expected to approve a measure to have the army help police guard the border with Croatia. Srdjan Zivulovic /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Crowds Of Migrants And Refugees Prompt Slovenia To Deploy Army

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Refugees and other migrants wait to board buses at Tovarnik railway station in Croatia after crossing from Serbia on Friday. Officials say they were forced to close eight road border crossings Thursday after thousands of people entered the country when Hungary fenced off its border with Serbia earlier this week. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images hide caption

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Osama Abdul Mohsen (left) has the promise of a new job in Spain, where soccer officials invited him to come live. He's seen here with his son Zaid as they arrive at the Barcelona train station Wednesday. Manu Fernandez/AP hide caption

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Hungarian border police talk next to a fence, next to a woman who is among hundreds of refugees and migrants caught behind a fence at the Hungarian border with Serbia Wednesday. Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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