Scott Mc Kiernan Presents zReportage.com Story of the Week #791: TUESDAY June 22, 2021:’ROMANIA Gateway to Europe’ by Le Pictorium photographer Michael Bunel who has spent 10 years covering the migrant crisis in Europe.
zReportage.com Story of the Week #791: TUESDAY June 22, 2021: ‘ROMANIA Gateway to Europe’ by Le Pictorium photographer Michael Bunel who has spent 10 years covering the migrant crisis in Europe: To get around the wall erected by the government of Hungarian President Viktor Orban, exiles wishing to access Europe are trying their luck, by passing through Romania. Every night, small groups try to slip through the cracks set up by the Romanian authorities. The journeys range from 2 to 15 kilometers depending on the path taken, through woods and fields under cover of darkness. The exiles living in abandoned houses in the village of Majdan tirelessly try to cross the border. Some of them have attempted to cross more than 50 times but hope remains high as they ‘Make The Game’ as they call it. Until recently most migrants crossing into Europe through the Balkan region went directly from Serbia to Hungary, not through Romania. Since then however, the borders into Croatia and Hungary, which are now heavily policed and fortified with razor-wire, have become largely impenetrable, and many believe that Romania is a better option. Welcome to ‘ROMANIA Gateway to Europe’
Scott Mc Kiernan, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, ZUMA Press