Clandestine immigration in the Evros region of Greece has reached unsustainable levels in recent months, with the area becoming the busiest frontline in illegal migration into the European Union.
The current situation in Greece has been described as a 'humanitarian crisis' by leading officials at the UNHCR, with aid agencies working in the region telling tales of mistreatment, overcrowded detention facilities and lack of medical support locally.
With the planned construction of a border fence between Greece and Turkey, the journey that thousands of migrants currently make is set to change.
The fence could push the flow of migration further south across the Evros River, or even the open sea. Migrants desperate to make it to Europe may end up paying with their lives, as increasingly ruthless people smugglers look for new paths for their cargo.
Editing and production - Tim Swaby and Greg Hackett at Spindle Films.