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7 Devastating Photos That Depict Harsh Realities Of The Migrant and Refugee Trail

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 20/10/2015 Vocativ

By Sarah Kaufman and Jacob Steinblatt
As tens of thousands of migrants and refugees trek through Serbia and Croatia, photojournalists have taken to social media to broadcast their harrowing journey.
More than 10,000 migrants and refugees were stuck in Serbia and thousands more in Croatia Monday, after Hungary sealed its borders and Slovenia said it would only accept 2,500 migrants and refugees a day.
The migrants and refugees largely hail from war-torn countries in the Middle East like Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. They seek safety for their families and loved ones but are telling reporters on the ground in bottlenecked areas of the horrors they have witnessed in Europe in just the past 48 hours.
There aren't enough blankets or food for the crowds of 5,000 crossing the border of Serbia and Croatia daily on their way through the Balkans to a better life in Western European countries, according to the UNHCR. Images circulating on Instagram captured images of wet children chilled to the bone and their parents exasperated and desperate to move on with their journey.
Here are some of the most devastating photos from the past week taken by citizens and photojournalists on the ground in Croatia and Serbia:

... #opatovac

A photo posted by 62. (@tschano) on Sep 28, 2015 at 7:52am PDT

So fucking sad... :(

A photo posted by ivan@dakovic (@ivan_djakovic) on Oct 10, 2015 at 1:54am PDT

GP Trnovec. Croatia/Slovenia #refugees

A photo posted by mario kanaet (@foto_frajer) on Oct 19, 2015 at 6:38am PDT

#babska #croatia #serbia #documentaryphotography #refugee #refugees #refugeeswelcome #reportage #border @group_28

A photo posted by Jana Hunterova (@janahunterova) on Oct 18, 2015 at 12:21pm PDT

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