Migrants told 'Be patient' as entry to Croatia slows

A man carries a child on a dirt road towards the Serbia-Croatia border, near the western-Serbia town of Sid, on September 20, 2015Two Syrian sisters hold up a sign on an improvised board made of pink rubber — an attempt to keep fellow refugees calm as they wait in long, slow-moving queues at the Serbia-Croatia border. The sisters, travelling from war-torn Damascus with their father, were among around 2,000 refugees waiting to cross into Croatia from Serbia on Sunday afternoon as the flow of travellers allowed to go over the border dramatically slowed down. Like tens of thousands before them, they are desperately trying to reach northern Europe, but their plans have been hindered by EU member Hungary’s decision to close its Croatia border to migrants.

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