As Europe pushes to close the access points to the continuing wave of asylum seekers from the Middle East, drone vision has emerged of the bombed ruins of the Syrian city of Homs.
The European Union has urged Greece to check the flow of asylum seekers to its shores, including better registration and security checks, or risk having border controls imposed with other members of the passport-free Schengen zone.
Greece responded by saying the army will do more to help police and port authorities deal with the new arrivals.
Video taken from a drone flying over Syria’s third largest city, Homs, shows the shocking devastation Syrians are escaping from.
The aerial footage shows everything in sight has been destroyed leaving an abandoned city of rubble.
Three children, some of the very few people left in the crumbled battleground, are seen in the video making their way up a road with nothing but bombed-out buildings on either side of them.
Some of the only remnants of life left are a destroyed swing set and satellite dishes on the tops of buildings.
Homs became an opposition stronghold during the Syrian civil war and the Government launched a military assault against the city in May 2011.
In December last year rebel forces withdrew from the city following a UN-mediated ceasefire.
A total of 67,072 migrants have arrived in Europe by way of the Mediterranean so far this year, including 61,746 who landed in Greece and 5,326 in Italy, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
UNICEF has said children now make up more than a third of asylum seekers making the perilous sea journey from Turkey To Greece.
The plight of children was brought home last year when the body of Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi was found washed up on the shore of the Greek island of Lesbos, horrifying the international community.