The Greek island gateway for migrants into Europe
31 October 2013 Last updated at 09:16 GMT
It is almost a month since 366 migrants died trying to get to the Italian island of Lampedusa, putting the focus of European migration policy on Italy.
However, Greece's Lesbos island - the country's third largest, and a place of extraordinary natural beauty - has long been another of Europe's key gateways for migrants.
With Greece in the midst of the worst economic crisis in its history, resources to tackle the influx are stretched.
Mark Lowen reports.