Border Closings Are Leaving Desperate Migrants Trapped In The Balkans


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In a small Serbian town, three young Iraqis wait at a bus stop next to a small park.

“We are going to Croatia,” says Alaa Kamal, who hails from Baghdad. Over the summer, this park in the center of Kanijza, which is just a few kilometers from the Hungarian border, served as a gathering point for refugees attempting to cross the frontier. Groups would meet here and set off on foot toward Hungary. Now the park is mostly empty.

Kamal and his friends tried to cross into Hungary on Monday night around 11 pm, using the railway tracks near the Hungarian town of Rozske, but found the way already blocked.

“We heard it will close on Tuesday,” says Kamal. Their hopes were dashed. “The women were crying.”


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