The front page of the day comes from the U.K.’s The Independent, which launched a petition on Thursday calling for policy changes to benefit refugees. According to the newspaper’s site, more than 250,000 people have signed.
Last week there were terrible scenes at the Macedonian border as refugees were confronted by security forces. This week hundreds have found themselves stuck in Budapest, prevented from boarding trains by police. And in Austria, 71 lifeless bodies were discovered in an unventilated lorry.
This year, more than 2,500 people have died trying to cross the Mediterranean.
With each new development hands are wrung, heads are shaken, yet still there is no cogent solution in sight.