efe-epaBy Georgi Licovski Veles, Macedonia

To many an onlooker, the sight of a house next to a railway line in North Macedonia might not be obviously appealing, but it’s here that Lenche Zdravkin has for the past five years been welcoming thousands of migrants passing through Veles on their journey to western Europe.

The first migrants she, her husband and two sons helped arrived in 2013 in groups of between 20-30 at a time, most of whom were only children.