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Migrants cross from Macedonia to Serbia

Thursday, October 01, 2015 - 00:49

More than 2,000 refugees and migrants enter Serbia from Macedonia on their journey across Europe. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) More than 2,000 people entered the southern Serbian village of Miratovac on Thursday (October 1), after crossing the border from Macedonia. The migrants and refugees, many carrying small children, trudged across a dirt road from the Macedonian side of the frontier. In nearby Presevo, the small border town from where Serbia has been bussing migrants towards its north western border with Croatia, police said the number of people in and around a registration camp had exceeded 3,000. A UNHCR official in Belgrade said 3,600 people had registered in Presevo over the past 24 hours. Serbian authorities have registered around 151,000 people over the past few weeks and estimates suggest that around the same number have passed through the country unregistered. Migrants, many escaping from the Syrian civil war, are trying to pursue a route into the European Union. Many cross by boat between Turkey and Greece, then travel overland to Macedonia, passing through the Balkans via Serbia and Croatia, before attempting to enter a corridor through Hungary and into Austria.

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Migrants cross from Macedonia to Serbia

Thursday, October 01, 2015 - 00:49