As borders within Europe become increasingly difficult to cross due to pandemic restrictions, some migrants and asylum seekers that entered Europe through the Balkans are trying to reach France by hiking across the Alps from Italy.
The Italian-French Alps can represent the last difficult border crossing in migrants” arduous journey. But hiking across thems a look back a, especially in the winter is difficult even for those who have overcome other perilous obstacles along the way.
Many try to do so at night to avoid being spotted by France’s National Gendarmerie who patrol on snow bikesforceoriginal.
If they are spotted near the border they are returned to Italy after a few hours of detentionThe heads of top Swiss universities and o.