An infamous warehouse in Belgrade, which serves as a shelter for more than 1,000 men and teenagers from Afghanistan and Pakistan, is in the news again, since Deutsche Welle published a report on the appalling conditions there.
Many men and boys are forced to share tiny rooms. Those who try to get into the E.U., by walking across the Croatian border at night, get robbed and beaten by police, according to a refugee who has tried.
Deutsche Welle says that warehouse behind Belgrade’s Central Station was “packed with sick people and full of lice”. There have been some reports on this terrible place before. But now, at nightly temperatures of around -15 degrees Centigrade, the international press has covered the situation there more intensively.
In the article mentioned, Deutsche Welle writes, the media coverage had probably put the government in Belgrade under pressure. Only now, buses were sent, in order to relocate at least minors, to more appropriate places.
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