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Migrants line up for registration papers in Serbia

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 00:46

Around 3,000 migrants spend the night in the Serbian town of Presevo waiting to get registration papers to allow them to continue their journey into western Europe. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Around 3,000 migrants waited in the Serbian town Presevo to get valid registration papers on Thursday morning (November 12), which would allow them to continue their journey towards western Europe. The migrants had crossed into Serbia from Macedonia and some of them spent the night in the open as they lined up for their documentation. The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) in Presevo said the number of people crossing into Serbia had increased and the process of registration was taking longer because of the numbers. The increase in numbers was the result of bottleneck created by a strike by ferry and dock workers in Greece which had prevented many of the migrants from travelling for four days. After registration, the migrants are due to board buses or trains to the northern Serbian town of Sid, where Croatian authorities send trains for them.

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Migrants line up for registration papers in Serbia

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 00:46