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Thousands of migrants break through EU borders – but officials have NO IDEA where they are

HUNDREDS of migrants are making it to Europe every day as border guards turn a blind eye and smugglers ramp up the effort to help them reach countries like France, Britain, Germany and Sweden.


Aid agencies and governments across the EU are reporting an end to refugees taking the route between Turkey and Greece to reach European nations, but can reveal the flow remains steady.

Every day around 200 Syrians, Afghanis and Iraqis manage to escape the squalid Idomeni camp and make it to Serbia.

They are skipping registration in camps and heading straight over borders.

Despite the borders being ‘closed’ they are easily smuggled through countries like Macedonia and later Hungary, to the heart of Europe.

After an EU deal with Turkey on March 18 it was reported by authorities the route is blocked and the crisis is slowing.

In return for taking back those who arrive in Greece, Turkey has been given six billion euros and have been included in the Schengen zone.

Speaking from a feeding station in Serbia where charities provide meals, clothes and activities for children, aid workers said there had been no rest in the flow of people seeking help.

Tajana Zadravec, project manager at Refugee Aid Miksolisze, said: “The numbers change but right now we have 150 to 200 people passing through every day.

“I would say 90 per cent cross the border illegally to Bulgaria.

“They are still trying to cross borders at Hungary illegally and many are getting through.

“I would say on 50 per cent are caught. They are deported or put in the detention camps.

“But we are very aware they can escape these camps. Every government just doesn’t want them in their country so it’s like they want to just let them continue and leave.

“The offers of aid are slowing down because people think there is no need – but there is.”

Inside the centre migrants are given new shoes and clothes with a hot meal, while doctors bandage swollen legs and treat exhausted arrivals in the park.

Many stop for food and new shoes and head straight for Hungary where it is “more likely” they will be able to cross the border without papers.

According to UNHCR, on April 5 there were 577 refugees at the Presevo camp, and 77 at the camp in Sid and another 300 in the centre


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