UNHCR Expects 3,000 Migrants Per Day in Balkans and Greece

“UNHCR urges human treatment for refugees, urges collective action on issue,” from UNHCR:

The UN refugee agency stressed on Tuesday that it was working closely with the Serb authorities to help meet the needs of more than 10,000 refugees and others who have arrived in Serbia in recent days following dramatic scenes at the Greek border with Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

At the Greece-FYR Macedonia border itself — reported calm after chaotic scenes late last week — people are now crossing in groups of up to 300-400 and then travelling onwards by train or bus to Serbia.

“Currently, we anticipate these arrivals continuing over the next few days at a rate of up to 3,000 people per day,” UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming told a press briefing in Geneva…

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