Closing a Border
A Hungarian military unit patrols the border with Serbia this week, which Hungary has closed with a new fence to stem the flow of about 4,000 asylum seekers a day, largely from Syria.
Photographer Captures Refugee Chaos as Hungary’s Border is Sealed
On the border with Serbia, refugees fleeing war meet new obstacles.
New pictures by American photojournalist Lianne Milton give a sense of the chaos and confusion at the Hungary-Serbia border this week, where Hungarian authorities are trying to stem the flow of people escaping from Syria and other parts of the Middle East.
Milton has been working near the town of Roszke, Hungary, a point of convergence for people who hope to make it to Germany, Sweden, or other countries that have indicated they will accept some of those seeking asylum from violence further south. On Tuesday Hungary completed a 109-mile fence along the border and declared a state of emergency, saying they would not let any more refugees through until asylum applications are processed. The first 16 applications