Since May 2015, Serbia, like other countries in the Western Balkans, has been confronted with a massive influx of Refugees and migrants in transit from Greece to Hungary or Croatia. Displaced persons have mostly arrived from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2015 the government registered more than 815000 refugees passing through Serbia. after the closure of the so-called Western Balkan migration route in March 2016 and the entry into force of the EU-Turkey statement, arrivals dropped drastically. As a result of a high border control in Hungary and Croatia, nearly 7000 asylum-seekers are currently stuck in Serbia. more than 1000 of these migrants and refugees have been living in abandoned warehouses and public spaces near Belgrade train station , where they suffer appalling conditions and lethal winter cold.