Bulgaria. Bypassing the treacherous sea, Bulgaria offers a safer but transitory route for refugees who can afford it.

Germany, Harmanli, October 20, 2015,

Near the Bulgarian border with Turkey, a former military barracks in Harmanli has been converted into a vast complex for housing refugees.

There are six refugee reception centers in Bulgria, with approximately 5,130 beds. However, they are only 70-80 percent full, due to refugees making the journey onward to Germany.