The migrants stuck on Mexico’s southern border say they are escaping poverty, poor working conditions and violence.
4 months ago
On 10 September, children, women and men who have fled their homes amid the ongoing refugee and migrant crisis walk through the town of Gevgelija, on the border with Greece, on a rainy day.
In late August 2015 in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, more than 52,000 people have been registered at the border by police in the town of Gevgelija, after entering from Greece, since June 2015. Since July 2015, the rate of refugees and migrants transiting through the country has increased to approximately 2,000 to 3000 people per day. Women and children now account for nearly one third of arrivals. An estimated 12 per cent of the women are pregnant. Many are escaping conflict and insecurity in their home countries of Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and the Syrian Arab Republic. There are children of all ages traveling with their families. Some are unaccompanied minors aged 16–18 years who are traveling in groups with friends. They are arriving in the country from Greece, transiting to Serbia and further to Hungary, from where they generally aim to reach other countries in the European Union.
The migrants stuck on Mexico's southern border say they are escaping poverty, poor working conditions and violence. https://t.co/Kz6jW1pnxW