Syrian refugees looking for European haven face bitter reality in Bulgaria
With all doors rapidly closing shut, tens of thousands of refugees from war-torn Syria end up in the EU's poorest state.
SOFIA - Armed security personnel chain smoke cigarettes while standing outside an abandoned elementary school in Voenna Rampa, a grey, forlorn industrial zone in the northern suburbs of Sofia. As dozens of workers paint the outside walls of the neglected structure, over 800 refugees from the Syrian civil war sit inside, including many children and babies. No paint, no matter how cheerful...
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