Dozens of Asian, Afghan and Pakistani migrants, some with children, are camping out in makeshift tents in temperatures as low as minus 20 degrees Celsius (minus 4 Fahrenheit) on Serbia’s northern border, waiting their turn to try to enter Hungary.

They are among 7,000 migrants from Asia and the Middle East stranded in Serbia. Refugee camps are packed and only women and children are likely to be let into them, leaving the men to seek shelter where they can – in abandoned warehouses in central Belgrade, or the fields just south of the border.

By one reckoning, those in the tents are the lucky ones – those who are near the front of an unofficial refugee-administered queue to submit an asylum application at one of only two recognized crossing points— Horgos and Tompa.

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