A migrant wrapped in a blanket to keep warm waits to catch a train heading to the border with Croatia at the train station of Presevo on January 19, 2016 after crossing into Serbia from the Macedonian border. / AFP / DIMITAR DILKOFF
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Leading children's charities warned Tuesday that young refugees crossing through the Balkans were at serious risk from the bitterly cold weather and lacking adequate shelter from the snowy conditions."It's an absolutely desperate situation," Valentina Bollenback, a spokeswoman for Save the Children, told AFP by telephone from southern Serbia near the Macedonian border, where the ground is currently covered with about six inches (15 centimeters) of snow.She said refugees were forced to trudge through the cold for two kilometers (about 1 mile) to cross the border into Serbia. Despite the onset of winter, more than 31,000 migrants and refugees have already arrived in Greece this year – some 21 times the number recorded by the Greek coastguard in January 2015, according to the International Organisation for Migration.
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