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Closed borders and razor-wire fences fail to deter desperate refugees

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Desperate refugees waiting to leave the Greek island of Lesbos say they are determined to make their way to northern Europe, despite closed borders and razor-wire fences standing in their way.

Syrian woman Rim, who is pregnant, has fled the war-torn country with her little girl.

“Even if the borders close, I will pass through the smaller roads,” she said.

“We are desperate. We are fleeing for a better future for my daughter and the baby I am expecting. I am leaving to offer a better life to my children. If I have to climb mountains, or die to succeed, I will.”

Omar, 31, has come from the Syrian city of Homs. His home has been bombed and his brothers and sisters killed.

“I know it is closed in Hungary,” he recognised.

“They say they will expel people to Serbia. If it’s not possible, we will find another road. We will cross. What do you expect us to do? We don’t have any other choice. Where are we going to stay? No, we will keep on, we won’t stay here.”

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