And as we've seen for many days now another main focal point in this crisis is Greece which has been the first stop in Europe for tens of thousands.
There is no end in sight to the refugee crisis in Europe, partly be-cause there is no end in sight to the waves of refugees and migrants, crossing the sea here from in Turkey on to this Greek island. Thousands more made that crossing today; most of them fleeing Syria. This island simply can't cope. And there were clashes today and yesterday between migrants and police at the port. Several people were injured when police used batons to beat back about three hundred migrants who were protesting at the length of time it's taking to issue them with permits to get them on boats and get them off this island to mainland Greece. Syrians are being given preference, Afghans don't like that, all of them having to wait days in makeshift camps with few facilities or on the street. The U.N. is not calling for an emergency evacuation of the seventeen thousand people who are more or less trapped here. The U.N. saying that the situation is unmanageable. This island and many of the people on it are now at breaking point.