More than 10,000 refugees are currently stranded in Serbia because of restrictions imposed by countries further away in western Europe, according to the UN refugee agency.
“We can only say that there are more than 10,000 refugees in Serbia,” UNHCR spokeswoman Melita Sunjic was quoted by Reuters as saying from the Serbian-Croatian border.
“It is like a big river of people, and if you stop the flow, you will have floods somewhere. That’s what’s happening now.”
Sunjic said there was a shortage of food and blankets. “We are missing everything,” she said.