The Balkan route has been closed to refugees for a year. Thousands of displaced people are now stranded in Serbia. Many of them live in camps near the border with Hungary, hoping to one day continue their journeys.
The European Union promised 10 million euros in aid to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The funds are earmarked to build new reception centers and support the more than 7,000 migrants currently based in the Balkan state.
Greece's prime minister has criticized Ankara for its threat to reopen its borders to refugees. More than 300 people arrived on Greek islands over the weekend, prompting Athens to ask EU nations to share the burden.
The Turkish president has vowed to unblock what was once considered the main gateway for refugees seeking sanctuary in Europe. Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanded the US and the EU create a safe zone in northern Syria.
It has become increasingly difficult for refugees to make their way from Greece to Central Europe. But in the face of police violence and the risk of arrest, thousands still embark on the dangerous journey.
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