Thousands of Migrants Are Crossing the Balkans on Foot

On October 17, Hungary closed its border with Croatia, blocking thousands of refugees still traveling from Mediterranean landing points to central and northern European countries, forcing thousands to shift their routes. An estimated 58,000 migrants and refugees heading to Germany and Austria have arrived in Slovenia over the last week alone. The smaller Balkan countries are still straining to cope with the influx of refugees, as they have most of this year. Colder weather has started making the journey even more difficult, as men, women, and children from war-torn and impoverished regions of the Middle East and Africa continue their journey north.

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