Migrants stranded on new route through Europe

Tensions are rising among thousands of migrants blocked by border controls as they head for Western Europe through the Balkans

300km

CZECH REP.

GERMANY

SLOVAKIA

200 miles

AUSTRIA

Planned

fence

HUNGARY

SWITZ.

SLOVENIA

SERBIA

ROMANIA

CROATIA

Opatovac

Black

Sea

BOSNIA

BULGARIA

ITALY

KOSOVO

Istanbul

MONTE-

NEGRO

Main migration

routes

TURKEY

ALBANIA

Border fence

completed

Athens

MACEDONIA

Partial fence

Mediterranean

Sea

Border controls

GREECE

Short razor wire fence

Struggling to cope with

Greece:

Croatia:

built in 2012 and increased security

along border forces most migrants to

take sea route from Turkey

huge migrant influx – almost 200,000

have entered country since mid-

September, according to police.

More than 5,000 people stuck in

migrant camp in Opatovac

Construction of partial

Bulgaria:

fence and border control efforts more

than halved number of migrants

entering from Turkey in 2014

Limiting flow of migrants

Slovenia:

to 2,500 per day

Razor wire fences hastily

Denies Slovenia's claim it

Hungary:

Austria:

constructed along frontier with Serbia

and Croatia. Border closures forcing

migrants to switch to slower route

via Slovenia

will only accept 1,500 people per day

Temporary border

Germany:

controls extended until end of October.

Country plans to take in 800,000

asylum seekers this year, but number

could be as high as 1.5 million

Buses with thousands of

Serbia:

migrants waiting at Croatian border

Source: Wire agencies

© GRAPHIC NEWS

Migrants stranded on new route through Europe

Tensions are rising among thousands of migrants blocked by border controls as they head for Western Europe through the Balkans

300km

CZECH REP.

GERMANY

SLOVAKIA

200 miles

AUSTRIA

Planned

fence

HUNGARY

SWITZ.

SLOVENIA

SERBIA

ROMANIA

CROATIA

Opatovac

Black

Sea

BOSNIA

BULGARIA

ITALY

KOSOVO

Istanbul

MONTE-

NEGRO

Main migration

routes

TURKEY

ALBANIA

Border fence

completed

Athens

MACEDONIA

Partial fence

Mediterranean

Sea

Border controls

GREECE

Short razor wire fence built in 2012 and

Greece:

increased security along border forces most migrants to

take sea route from Turkey

Construction of partial fence and border

Bulgaria:

control efforts more than halved number of migrants

entering from Turkey in 2014

Razor wire fences hastily constructed along

Hungary:

frontier with Serbia and Croatia. Border closures forcing

migrants to switch to slower route via Slovenia

Buses with thousands of migrants waiting at

Serbia:

Croatian border

Struggling to cope with huge migrant influx –

Croatia:

almost 200,000 have entered country since mid-September,

according to police. More than 5,000 people stuck in

migrant camp in Opatovac

Limiting flow of migrants to 2,500 per day

Slovenia:

Denies claim it will accept only 1,500 per day

Austria:

Temporary border controls extended until

Germany:

end of October. Country plans to take in 800,000 asylum

seekers this year, but number could be as high as 1.5m

Source: Wire agencies

© GRAPHIC NEWS

Migrants stranded on new route through Europe

Tensions are rising among thousands of migrants blocked by border controls as they head for Western Europe through the Balkans

Main migration

routes

Border fence

completed

Partial fence

Border controls

Short razor wire fence built

Greece:

in 2012 and increased security along

border forces most migrants to take

sea route from Turkey

Construction of partial

Bulgaria:

fence and border control efforts more

than halved number of migrants

entering from Turkey in 2014

Razor wire fences hastily

Hungary:

constructed along frontier with Serbia

and Croatia. Border closures forcing

migrants to switch to slower route

via Slovenia

Buses with thousands of

Serbia:

migrants waiting at Croatian border

Struggling to cope with

Croatia:

huge migrant influx – almost 200,000

have entered country since mid-

September, according to police. More

than 5,000 people stuck in migrant

camp in Opatovac

Limiting flow of migrants

Slovenia:

to 2,500 per day

Denies Slovenia's claim it

Austria:

will accept only 1,500 per day

Temporary border

Germany:

controls extended until end of October.

Country plans to take in 800,000

asylum seekers this year, but number

could be as high as 1.5m

Source: Wire agencies

© GRAPHIC NEWS

Graphic shows European border controls and main migration routes.
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Migrants stranded on new route through Europe

By Mike Tyler

October 19, 2015 - Tensions are rising among thousands of migrants blocked by border controls as they head for Western Europe through the Balkans. Several hundred, including many women and children, spent the night in rain and cold at Croatia's border with Slovenia as countries quarrel over how to handle the large influx of people.

PUBLISHED: 19/10/2015; STORY: Graphic News
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