At the behest of Austria’s ambitious, right wing populist Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Macedonia have closed their borders to refugees. This has just made the flight to safety even more dangerous for refugees than it was last year and contributes nothing to end the wars and conflicts that make these people flee in the first place. All it will do is lead to more of what’s to be seen in this video by AJ+.

Title photo: Cemetery for unknown refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos. (c) Betty Martin.