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While the migration crisis in Europe has fallen into the back burner on some international media outlets, the issue of thousands of people making their way into the borders of the EU continues to be a major challenge for the receiving countries. The European nations that are absorbing the waves are in fact faced with the need to create and implement the social, cultural and physical system and structures to host the thousands of individuals who are fleeing their countries.
Photographer Ciril Jazbec has been documenting the incredible exodus of migrants crossing eastern European countries to make their way into the central and northern areas of Europe. Here is a gallery showing the touching imagery the photographer posted on Instagram:
Migrants by Ciril Jazbec
Incredible images show waves of migrants making their way into Europe
Family from Syria tried to get warm last night. Thousands of refugees waiting in the cold without any food, water, blankets... Over 12,600 refugees entered on Wednesday, a new single-day record and more than Hungary had registered before closing its border. An estimated 40,000 have entered the country since Saturday. Due to colder weather conditions are getting tougher. People are cold, hungry and tired. They are getting less and less patient as they want to contiue their journey to Austria or Germany as fast as possible. #refugee #migrant #crisis #Slovenia #Europe
Parents from Syria tried to calm down their 3 months old baby. Thousands of refugees waiting in the cold without any food, water, blankets... Over 12,600 refugees entered on Wednesday, a new single-day record and more than Hungary had registered before closing its border. An estimated 40,000 have entered the country since Saturday. Due to colder weather conditions are getting tougher. People are cold, hungry and tired. They are getting less and less patient as they want to contiue their journey to Austria or Germany as fast as possible. #refugee #migrant #crisis #Slovenia #Europe
It was a cold night and some people were wearing blankets, and this boy looked up at me as he waited patiently with his father. #refugeecrisis #night #camp
Portrait taken late at night shows an Iraqi man on the field at village Rigonce, waiting to move to the next transit camp. He had just asked the nearby volunteer in which country he was and when could they continue with their path. People around him were lighting the fire in order to keep themselves warm. @natgeo #migrantcrisis #Rigonce #Slovenia #Europe
Latest wave of refugees and migrants walking from Croatia to Slovenia taken 10 min ago. People are from Syria, Iraq, Afhganistan, Pakistan... @natgeo #refugeecrisis #migrantcrisis #Rigonce #Slovenia #Europe
Thousands of refugees and migrants are coming all the time at Rigonce. #refugee #migrant #crisis #Rigonce #Slovenia
New migrants are coming all the time... @natgeo #migrantcrisis #refugeecrisis #village #Rigonce #Slovenia #Europe
Young men waiting at Croatia-Serbia border. New groups are coming all the time. #refugeecrisis #migrantcrisis #EU
Lost and probably not forgotten doll at Croatia-Serbia border. 10.000 refugees and migrants from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries arrived just last Friday. #refugeecrisis #migrantcrisis #Europe
Few moments before this group was allowed to enter Croatia from Serbia. It has been raining most of the day. People are coming from Syria, Iraq, Afganistan... #refugeecrisis #migrantcrisis
I crossed the cornfields near the Croatian-Serbian border with the Syrian refugees. It was hard to walk because of the muddy dirt road. One family was at the end of a large group and I asked them if they could stop for a while so that I could take their photo. It's hard to imagine and understand how people are taking their whole lives with them in bags and backpacks. #refugeecrisis #migrantcrisis #Serbia
There was a group of people waiting for the bus to take to them to the train station, from where the train would take them to Croatian-Hungarian border. One could feel tension and uneasiness in the air that was due to hard and risky journey ahead of the refugees. In the group of people one lady immediately caught my eye as her face was illuminated by light coming from the street lamp. #refugeecrisis #migrantcrisis #Europe #night #camp #Opatovac
A portrait of Afghan family by the fire while waiting at village Rigonce in Slovenia. They arrived from Croatia early in the morning. New migrants keep coming into Slovenia day and night. So far more than 50,000 migrants have travelled through Slovenia, and new groups are on their way. @natgeo #refugeecrisis #migrantcrisis #Rigonce #Slovenia #Europe
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The migration flow has been particularly intense in the past few days for Slovenia, where tens of thousands of migrants have crossed the border, pushing the authorities to ask the rest of the European Union for help. Some countries like Austria, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland have offered to send police reinforcements, while Croatia also asked for help. The country has seen more than 217,000 refugees enter its borders just since mid-September and does not have the necessary infrastructures to absorb such waves.
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