Up from Syria, across Turkey and over the sea to Greece. Then Macedonia, Serbia, Hungary.
Like a living organism, the flow of refugees from Syria plods and sweats its way north by northwest. When this massive body faces a barricade, it changes course, finding other, less resistant paths. When part of the border to Hungary was sealed earlier this week, the refugee flow surged west to the Croatian border.
For this week’s Shortwave, we talk to NewsHour correspondent William Brangham, who spent a week in Hungary with these refugees and migrants. He met people in train stations, on roadsides, sleeping in fields and crossing the borders. Here’s what he saw.
Find more of his coverage on our website.