These photos, taken by VOA reporters in the field, capture some of the harrowing moments migrants experience on their journey north. Encountering adversity of every kind, they press on in hopes of a better future for their families.
At a temporary refugee camp in Croatia, aid organizations are overwhelmed and unable to take care of all of the people. Families complain they have been separated from relatives as children are passed back and forth over a fence, Opatovac, Croatia, Sept. 22, 2015. (Heather Murdock/VOA)
Inside the camp are doctors, food and places to rest. Authorities don’t try to stop small children from sneaking inside, but teenagers who scale the fence are told to climb back out, Opatovac, Croatia, Sept. 22, 2015. (Heather Murdock/VOA)
Hundreds of people waited outside the temporary camp all day on Tuesday, saying bad weather along with a lack of food and water are making more and more people sick, Opatovac, Croatia, Sept. 22, 2015. (Heather Murdock/VOA)
Refugees say they were exhausted when they arrived in Croatia and want to move forward through Hungary into western Europe as soon as possible, Opatovac, Croatia, Sept. 22, 2015. (Heather Murdock/VOA)