Exhausted migrants reach Serbia, dreaming of Western Europe

A man carries two children as he walks with other migrants near the southern Serbian village of Miratovac, travelling on foot from Macedonia to Presevo in Serbia, on August 25, 2015In a dusty field on Serbia’s border with Macedonia, thousands of migrants hoping to reach a better future in western Europe are offered some respite from their perilous journeys. At the Miratovac camp, Serbia’s first admission centre for the surging number of arrivals, exhausted travellers trickle in, several dozen at a time. Here they find tents provided by the UN’s refugee agency, the UNHCR, and the local Red Cross, as well as medical care, food, water and some information on what might happen next.

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