Jelena Hrnjak NGO Atina

Unknown and exploited: Europe’s new arrivals

<p>&nbsp;Migrant smuggling and trafficking routes through the western Balkans that went dormant during the latter half of 2015 and early 2016 when migrants and refugees were allowed to move freely between Greece and northern Europe have re-emerged in the wake of border closures imposed nearly four months ago.</p>

<p><strong><span style="font-size:14px">Border closures have led to a migrant smuggling boom in the Balkans</span></strong></p>

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