An estimated 7,000 refugees are suffering due to icy temperatures in Serbia and Hungary, sheltering in abandoned warehouses or camping out in makeshift tents. Doctors Without Borders has described the situation as "worrying."
Hungary has asked the EU to foot half the bill for fences erected to keep migrants out of the bloc. The conservative government's request comes just days before a court ruling on Hungary's rejection of EU migrant quotas.
As smuggling activity in the Aegean Sea has reached the highest level since last fall, the Greek islands are once again becoming overcrowded. Diego Cupolo reports that most new arrivals come via Turkey.
Thousands of migrants in Greece and in the Balkans have been suffering in freezing temperatures and bad weather. Local authorities have failed to prepare emergency measures, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said.
The media has become quieter regarding refugees in Greece, but the situation is still difficult. DW spoke with Jochen Ganter, a physician for Doctors without Borders to find out more.
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