Long lines of migrants enter Serbia en route to Europe

A woman migrant carries a boy who is crying, as they enter into Macedonia from Greece, on the border line between the two countries near southern Macedonia's town of Gevgelija, on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. Thousands of migrants have poured into Macedonia and boarded trains and buses that are taking them a step closer to the European Union. Police are letting the migrants pass across the border Monday, directing them to the new transit center for migrants near the border line. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)By Marko Djurica MIRATOVAC, Serbia (Reuters) – Long lines of migrants, many of them refugees from Syria, snaked through southern Serbia by foot on Monday before jumping on trains and buses north to Hungary and the last leg of an increasingly desperate journey to western Europe. State authorities and aid agencies threw up tents and scrambled to supply food and water to thousands surging through the western Balkans, their numbers swelling since Greece began ferrying migrants from its overwhelmed islands to the mainland. The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, said more than 7,000 had reached Serbia from Macedonia between Saturday and Sunday, many of them having spent three desperate days on Greeceā€™s northern border after Macedonia halted their passage saying it could take no more.


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