B&WEuropeFeaturedStoryWarehouse by Szymon Barylski

Serbia, Belgrade near the main train station where around 1,000 people are seeking shelter. Mainly Pakistanis and Afghans live in a derelict warehouse. The warehouse occupied by men and minors, they’re living in extreme conditions
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In spring 2016 the Balkan route to western Europe was officially closed, so refugees are stranded in Belgrade. View of inside warehouse at the back of main train station in Belgrade, Serbia.
In spring 2016 the Balkan route to western Europe was officially closed, so refugees are stranded in Belgrade. View of inside warehouse at the back of main train station in Belgrade, Serbia.

Serbia, Belgrade near the main train station where around 1,000 people are seeking shelter.

Mainly Pakistanis and Afghans live in a derelict warehouse. The warehouse occupied by men and minors, they’re living in extreme conditions.

Refugees crowd the abandoned buildings, where there is dirt, there are terrible sanitary conditions. They also fear for their safety. The country has become a key transit point for refugees willing to start the new life in western Europe, but in spring 2016 the Balkan route to western Europe was officially closed. Refugees are stranded, but full of hope. They still believe in a better tomorrow and try to cross the Croatian- Serbian border and Hungarian- Serbian border where, unfortunately, they meet with the incredible brutality of the police and border guards. Closing in detention, beatings, humiliation, robbing money. Refugees despite the situation and condition in which they are, try to live a “normal” life… [Official Website]

Man during cooking. View through a window into one of the "rooms" in abandoned warehouse in Serbia, Belgrade.
Man during cooking. View through a window into one of the “rooms” in abandoned warehouse in Serbia, Belgrade.

Men gather around a fire at the barracks ,during the meal. Serbia, Belgrade
Men gather around a fire at the barracks ,during the meal. Serbia, Belgrade

Migrants make tea on makeshift stove inside a derelict warehouse in Serbia, Belgrade
Migrants make tea on makeshift stove inside a derelict warehouse in Serbia, Belgrade

Man makes tea on the makeshift stove and tries to warm himself inside a derelict warehouse in Serbia, Belgrade.
Man makes tea on the makeshift stove and tries to warm himself inside a derelict warehouse in Serbia, Belgrade.

View of the inside temporary "room" in a barrack in Serbia, Belgrade. During the rain the roof is leaking, so man made a roof from plastic.
View of the inside temporary “room” in a barrack in Serbia, Belgrade. During the rain the roof is leaking, so man made a roof from plastic.

Stranded refugee inside derelict warehouse where is cold, so people have to use blanket to warm themselves, Serbia- Belgrade.
Stranded refugee inside derelict warehouse where is cold, so people have to use blanket to warm themselves, Serbia- Belgrade.

Inside a derelict warehouse, which is shelter for refugees in Serbia, Belgrade
Inside a derelict warehouse, which is shelter for refugees in Serbia, Belgrade

15 years old Shaw Khan from Afghanistan ( at the front) with his friend in abandoned warehouse in Belgrade, Serbia.
15 years old Shaw Khan from Afghanistan ( at the front) with his friend in abandoned warehouse in Belgrade, Serbia.

15 years old Shaw Khane from Afghanistan. From 6 months he lives in the makeshift shelter near the main train station in Serbia, Belgrade
15 years old Shaw Khane from Afghanistan. From 6 months he lives in the makeshift shelter near the main train station in Serbia, Belgrade

View of the inside temporary "room" in a barrack in Serbia, Belgrade
View of the inside temporary “room” in a barrack in Serbia, Belgrade

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In the foreground, a makeshift outside kitchen in temporary shelter, and in the background Belgrade developing city.
In the foreground, a makeshift outside kitchen in temporary shelter, and in the background Belgrade developing city.

Man at the front of abandoned building, which is his temporary shelter, at the back the main train station Serbia, Belgrade.
Man at the front of abandoned building, which is his temporary shelter, at the back the main train station Serbia, Belgrade.

Inside abandoned building, migrants prepare meal together.
Inside abandoned building, migrants prepare meal together.

View of the temporary shelter, at the back of main train station in Belgrade. Some of the refugees are living in old railway carriages.
View of the temporary shelter, at the back of main train station in Belgrade. Some of the refugees are living in old railway carriages.

Refugee warms himself by the stove in temporary shelter at the back main train station in Belgrade, Serbia.
Refugee warms himself by the stove in temporary shelter at the back main train station in Belgrade, Serbia.

Volunteers during cleaning up, try to help as much as they can to the conditions were a little better. Makeshift shelter in Belgrade, Serbia.
Volunteers during cleaning up, try to help as much as they can to the conditions were a little better. Makeshift shelter in Belgrade, Serbia.

Young man looking through the window of the old train carriage, which is his temporary shelter at the back of main train station in Belgrade, Serbia
Young man looking through the window of the old train carriage, which is his temporary shelter at the back of main train station in Belgrade, Serbia



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