Refugee crisis: Bulgaria, the dead-end road

Written by on September 16, 2016 in Perspectives - Comments Off on Refugee crisis: Bulgaria, the dead-end road

Bulgaria is a square in a sad, dangerous and deadly game, the winners of which have to get from A to B, which is almost a mission impossible at this stage. Getting from Syria, Afghanistan or even Iraq into Turkey, already requires luck and money.

Then, the next big hurdle appears in any refugee’s sight: the Bulgarian border. Macedonia was easy a year ago, but the tiny country is not an option anymore. So, from the perspective of a refugee, who wants security, a job and a functioning social welfare system, the next step would be to surmount several hurdles at and behind the southern Bulgarian border:

The fence:

A rather modest border fence was erected, along part of the border. It is incomplete, for now.

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