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Relentless flow of refugees continues in Europe

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By Euronews
Relentless flow of refugees continues in Europe

<p>A new group of some 2,500 migrants was ferried to the port of Piraeus, outside the Greek capital, Athens, on Monday.</p> <p>Brought to shore from the islands of Kos and Lesbos, most now face a long land journey to reach their chosen destinations like Germany and Sweden. </p> <p>They are exhausted but relieved to be finally on the mainland.</p> <p>Syrian refugee Mohamad now plans to move on from Greece.</p> <p>He said conditions had been very bad at Mytilene, the capital of Lesbos, where he spent five days “in the street, no food, no anything”.</p> <p>The onward journey means heading to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (<span class="caps">FYROM</span>), then onto Serbia and Hungary.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">An est. 1,500-2,000 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/migrants?src=hash">#migrants</a> cross from Greece to Macedonia & on into Serbia every 24 hours <a href="http://t.co/JGp7Gpg7s2">http://t.co/JGp7Gpg7s2</a> <a href="http://t.co/KpoZ3GZUj2">pic.twitter.com/KpoZ3GZUj2</a></p>— IOM (@IOM_news) <a href="https://twitter.com/IOM_news/status/638230044364533761">August 31, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>Most of those making the journey hail from conflict zones like Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan – easy prey for human traffickers exploiting their misery.</p> <p>On board a Serbia-bound train at Gevgelija in <span class="caps">FYROM</span>, Syrian Gabriel described trafficking as a “black business”. </p> <p>“These people, they don’t have humanity, you understand me? They treat us like animals. That is…my message, to reach… all the world. There is no human rights.”</p> <p>The hope now for all those urging European solidarity to help refugees is that their faith in human rights can be restored.</p>