Stranded in Cold Rain, a Logjam of Migrants in the Balkans

Stranded in Cold Rain, a Logjam of Migrants in the Balkans

After weeks of warnings about the dangers involved in Europe’s migrant influx, and fears about winter’s arrival, the worries of public officials and humanitarian groups were realized on Monday when thousands of asylum seekers, many of them families with small children, began to back up at crossings and were stranded in a chilly rain.

The backups came just two days after Hungary closed its border with Croatia, and occurred as countries on the north end of the Balkan route tightened border controls while states to its south quarreled over how to manage the unabated human flow into Europe.

 

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  • Asylum
  • Family immigration
  • Illegal immigrant
  • Immigrant
  • Migration
  • Migration management
  • Mobility/Immobility
  • Refugee
  • Securitization
  • Security dispositive