January 2018 has seen a resurgence in the number of migrants coming to Europe seeking asylum. Over 5,000 so far, this year, an increase of 35% relative to the same period last year.
Most of these new refugees have landed in Italy after crossing the Mediterranean, similarly in many have reached Spain by boat or by illegally crossing into the North African Spanish enclaves of Melilla, along with Ceuta.
Greece is also still receiving migrants from Turkey who make the dangerous crossing of Aegean Sea despite the safety and security that is provided there.
Meanwhile attempts to enter the UK via Calais are increasing as is pressure from Paris on London to admit more migrants and pay extra for security in the French port.
With Italy bearing the brunt of the migrant crisis the right and far right in the country has seen an unprecedented rise popularity not seen since the end of World War Two.