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Taking the Time

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    This morning, a woman died in Presevo. Her name was Fatima, she was 52 years old, from Irak, and she left behind a husband and adult sons. They were registered. That is, they had waited the long hours in the cold and wet weather to get through the[…]

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Preševo: But nothing ever changes

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click on images to view in fullscreen   We expected some problems after the closure of the Hungarian border, but no one knew exactly where they would occur. After Saturday morning’s 33 busses held at Šid, on the Serbian-Croatian border, reports on the ground continued to indicate that Serbia would find[…]

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Update from Presevo, Thursday 8 october

Thousands have arrived in Presevo since yesterday, where it has been raining continuously. The queue to get into the registration centre can take up to eight hours according to our estimates, and registration has slowed for unknown reasons. Confusion, disorientation and fatigue are affecting asylum-seekers, police officers, and volunteers alike.[…]

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Update from Belgrade

Belgrade has largely emptied since the closing of the Hungarian border. With people being bussed directly from Serbia’s southern border at Presevo to it’s north-western border with Croatia at Sid, there are but a few dozen tents in each park and the streets around the train station are no longer[…]

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Update from Belgrade

Early morning under the rain in Belgrade, People start coming and going before dawn, exhausted from their travels they look for any place dry and warm to sleep. Others gather around campfires. Many don’t have tents, amongst them families with young children.

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