Train To Nowhere


90389871 90389875 90389876 90389877 90389878 90389883 90389885 90389886 90389888 Scenes from the Evzoni-Gevgelija border crossing, Greece/Macedonia.

For those who survive the Mediterranean crossing.

The ‘Balkan Route’ awaits.

Eamonn Farrell, photo/news agency boss, writes:

Sasko Lazarov, a freelance photojournalist who works with and Photocall Ireland whose work may be familiar to Broadsheet readers… returned to his home in Macedonia recently on holiday. While there he came across these scenes.. Unfortunately due to his becoming ill while at home and the need to verify some details, we are only in a position to release them now.
The plight facing the thousand of immigrants who were lucky enough to survive the Mediterranean and who having got through processing in Greece, then take the Balkan Route overland through Macedonia and Serbia to try and get into Hungary, which is now building a wall across its border with Serbia. The scenes along the route are heartbreaking and harrowing.
And while not having the visual drama of sea drownings or rescue, they portray a tragic canvas of biblical proportions, with the young, elderly and sick, being hounded like animals, abused and sometimes relieved of their few remaining possessions, herded onto trains to ‘anywhere but my back yard’.

(Sasko Lazarov/

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20 thoughts on “Train To Nowhere

      1. Jess

        They’ve done loads. They’ve kept the economy deflated in order to discourage anyone wanting to come here and allowed Enda to talk out load to make them think were all idiots.

        1. dereviled

          Were all idiots. But that’s a bit harsh.
          I think we are informing ourselves and unlike our parents generation we can travel with ease and bring back the news that everybody is different but the same.

  1. Bill

    As a small island we need to be more strict like Australia at our borders and stop letting everyone in.

    1. Mick Flavin

      Maybe if you’d just clear away some of the detritus of shut-in living you mightn’t have that problem. Until you can manage that, maybe lay a few traps…and have a shower for heaven’s sake, my friend.

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