Friday the U.N. refugee agency has described chaotic scenes on three popular Greek islands near Turkey - Kos, Chios and Lesbos.
An influx of desperate migrants may hit the much needed tourist trade in the area as the island holiday season gears up for its final few weeks of 2015. By October vacation season on most Greek Islands has ended.
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras has asked the E.U. for help to cope with an unfolding crisis but there are still some trying to turn a blind eye and deaf ear to this latest Greek tragedy.
Some have suggested Greece uses its old military bases to house migrants. August in the Greek Islands temperatures can and do soar and people need shelter from the heat and strong sunlight. They also need plenty of fresh water to survive.
For children there is education and for all there will be health matters, clothing, food and more.
The cost to Greece as it stumbles along from its latest debt crisis is huge.
Greece cannot cope with its own human tragedy so expecting it to cope with the many associated problems of thousands of desperate refugees entering the country is crazy.
The UNHCR says nearly all new arrivals in Greece are refugees from the wars in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.
The countries of the E.U. are supposedly part of a 'union'.
The clue is in that word and simply looking away and expecting struggling Greece to support a huge influx of migrants and refugees highlights again that the E.U as a community is dead and should be buried.
News in Greece June - Wave of illegal migrants, refugees continues to inundate several Greek isles