The shutdown of the Western Balkans route to Europe has left thousands of migrants and refugees stuck in limbo and facing an uncertain future. Rather than being places of safety, Balkans countries have failed to offer them protection and dignity, instead subjecting them to violence and intimidation.
People who are trying to access the EU are being routinely abused by law enforcement officials in countries in the Western Balkans. Governments in the region must immediately end these violations and ensure safety and dignity for people on the move in their territories.
Global ballet star Irina Kolesnikova aims to show how art can respond to one of Europe’s most urgent crises with a new dance production set in a refugee camp following trip to Western Balkans with Oxfam.