Europe’s Migrant crisis: Tensions rise as Balkan path blocked + maps & videos

Europe’s Migrant crisis: Tensions rise as Balkan path blocked

Top 10 origins of people applying for asylum in the EU

BBC News – 19 October 2015 –– Tensions are building among thousands of migrants heading north through Balkan states as their route to Western Europe is stalled by new controls.

Croatia had asked its northern neighbour Slovenia to accept 5,000 migrants daily, but Slovenia said it would only take half that number.  The move has led to a build-up of people on Croatia’s border with Serbia.  

An official told the BBC that Croatia could run out of room in its transit camps within days. Buses crammed with people were backed up in Serbia on Sunday, and tempers flared between frustrated migrants and overstretched police officers.

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Migrant crisis: Migration to Europe explained in graphics

BBC News – 19 October 2015 – Vast numbers of migrants have made their way across the Mediterranean to Europe in 2015, sparking a crisis as countries struggle to cope with the influx, and creating division in the EU over how best to deal with resettling people.

How many people are coming?

Almost 600,000 migrants are estimated to have arrived by sea so far this year, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), but exact numbers are unclear as some may have passed through borders undetected.

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  • De castro  On 10/19/2015 at 7:03 am

    Pathetic ridiculous absurb….words fail me…..

    It’s not “pass the parcel” these are real people fleeing a “war zone”

    War created by western intervention in Arab conflicts.

    EU is the obvious practical destination.
    Either welcome them or offer help to those who do.

    No it’s or buts.

  • Anthony G. Bollers  On 10/19/2015 at 10:19 am

    Saudi Arabia and Egypt should also be a destination! Why not?

    • De castro  On 10/19/2015 at 11:36 am

      Given a choice would you go to Saudi Arabia or Egypt.?
      The fact that most are Syrians may also explain why they prefer EU.

      Economic political stability.

  • Clyde Duncan  On 03/15/2016 at 7:07 pm

    Daesh – KKK – Jewish Defence League – Religion

    Saudi Foreign Minister speaks at Munich Security Conference …

    Daesh is ISIS or ISIL

  • Clyde Duncan  On 03/15/2016 at 7:14 pm

    United Nations Security Council and stakeholders in the region should call for a conference to resolve the situation in the Middle East, a Treaty – re: Syria, and others … “Don’t do stupid shit!”

    If anyone walks away from the table without a peaceful resolution or fails to uphold their end of the Treaty – as we say in Guyana – If you can hear, you feel – WAR

    • De Castro  On 03/16/2016 at 6:13 am

      Share your sentiments but not your
      It will not happen.
      UN is nothing but a ‘talk shop’
      ‘saver rattling’…it lacks leadership.

      USA UK France and Russia
      divided our world ‘spoils of war’
      creating an organisation for peace keeping. UN is now an organisation
      that is ‘not fit for purpose’ ‘obsolete’
      past its sell by date. The security council has lost its focus/purpose
      as peacekeepers. Ignored/sidelined
      As suggested if the security council
      cannot resolve the issues then it should be disbanded…as peacekeepers and new members elected on a ‘one member on vote criteria’…
      Ways I see it.
      Nukeing of Middle East creates more
      problems than solutions.
      Putin is smart …afghan on his mind.

      Let’s see if Ashad remains in power
      for long ?


  • Clyde Duncan  On 03/16/2016 at 9:59 am

    The UN Security Council did an excellent job with the recent Iran Treaty – but Republican-Tea Party fools and the right-wing extremists in Israel feel a lot like you do.

    de Castro you are talking [or writing] when you should be paying attention, still.

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