They have endured ruthless smugglers, hunger and exhaustion, but now the hundreds of thousands of refugees trying to reach Europe have a new adversary to face – the onset of winter weather

CHILDREN IN SHADOW ::: CHILDREN IN WAR

A migrant baby wrapped up against the cold

A migrant baby wrapped up against the cold  Photo: EPA

They have endured ruthless smugglers, hunger and exhaustion, but now the hundreds of thousands of refugees trying to reach Europe have a new adversary to face – the onset of winter weather.

“We were freezing cold,” said Yasmin, a 30-year-old Palestinian woman, as she waded ashore on the Greek island of Samos after a five-hour, night-time crossing in a large inflatable dinghy from the coast of Turkey.

A rubber dinghy comes ashore after a six hour journey from TurkeyA rubber dinghy comes ashore after a six hour journey from Turkey  Photo: Warren Allott/The Telegraph

“The smugglers made us wade into the sea to reach the dinghy, so we were wet before we even began the journey,” the young woman, a translator and journalist from Gaza, said in impeccable English.

A young girl rests on a makeshift tent in the portA young girl rests on a…

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