A migrant who scaled a border fence from Morocco into the Spanish enclave of Melilla shows their injured hands, in March 2014. Spain is seeing a record of largely sub-Saharan African migrants and asylum-seekers making risky journeys to enter the country.
A Spanish government relief worker plays with a young migrant child at a sports center in San Roque, southern Spain, after the child was rescued by Spain's Maritime Rescue Service in the Strait of Gibraltar on Aug. 1.
African migrants climb over a metal fence that divides Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla. Since the early 1990s, Spain has built 20-foot-tall, layered border fences around its two North African enclaves, Ceuta and Melilla, to help dissuade migrants from entering the cities from Morocco in the hope of reaching a better a life in Europe.
Ibrar Hussein Mirzai, an 18-year-old Afghan, has received asylum in Hungary and hopes to eventually gain Hungarian citizenship. He is aware that Hungarians don't like refugees. "I am a normal person just like them," he says.
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Detainees stand in a hall at a detention center for migrants in Al Kararim, Libya. The North African country is a key transit spot and destination for migrants seeking employment or a path to Europe.