Most of the refugees are totally freezing in this warehouse. They hide their face because of the cold. 

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THE WAREHOUSE ( BELGRADO/SERBIA ) 2017. 

For days, temperatures are far below zero degrees in Serbia part of the Balkan route that refugees to try to reach Europe. Refugees without shelter try to survive under extreme conditions like here in this warehouse near the station in Belgrado.  About 6000 refugees and migrants are divided in Serbia across 16 refugee camps, but approximately 1500/2000 people are living without fixed place. They sleep on the streets under a parking lot, in abandoned houses or warehouses. This reportage was made on assignment for Stichting Vluchteling in January 2017. 


 

Refugees in Belgrado (Serbia) stranded in a Warehouse next to the train station. Most of the men are from Afghanistan or Pakistan, and other nationalities. Also some young children/teenagers are among them.

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The walls of the warehouses are full of graffiti's with messages. 


 


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Food being distributed by volunteers at the warehouse. 

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Food distribution at the warhouse 

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The refugees are trying to find spots to eat their food. 


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Abandoned house next to the warehouse which is being used by the refugees for shelter. 

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Due to the lack of facilities people are forced to eat on the ground. 

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Every where inside the warehouse people are trying to make spots to be able to sleep and take some rest. 

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The refugees are improvising to cook or heat up their meals. 

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The conditions in which they refugees are living there are very extreme, there is no electricity and no water. It can be extremely cold in this abandoned building. 

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Due to the fact that it is so called they have to make fires inside the warehouse to get warmer. 

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Refugees are sleeping on the ground in this building with totally no facilities. 

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Among the refugees also many teenagers are living in the warehouse as well. Some are on their own some and some are travelling with other men. 

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They gathered all kind of furnitures to make their spot to sleep inside the warehouse. 

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Many young unaccompanied minors are part of the group of men living in this warehouse. 

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Refugees are gathering wood from the surroundings. 

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The refugees are burning the wood they found around the abandoned warehouse. 

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There is no water at all in this warehouse, this is the only tap of water available. 

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Group of refugees making a fire next to the warehouse. 

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Two young refugees walking next to a spot where all the trash is being dumped. 

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Refugees gathering at the Afghan Park. 

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Refugees charging their phones and using internet to get information. 

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Young minors among the refugees group in the special room for refugees in Belgrado. 

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Refugees spending time in a special place for them to get warmer and get some electricity. 

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Refugees gathering in a special center created for them to get some essential help. 

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Special shelter for women and their children. 

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