Hungary have just completed a fence along it's border with Serbia, with refugee and migrant numbers building up on the Serbian side of the barrier. With so much uncertainty about how the EU and nations outside the Eurozone will address this humanitarian crisis, I am finding Twitter a good source of up to the minute reporting straight from journalists, aide agencies and refugee advocates who are on the ground in countries with the biggest influx of refugees and migrants. Here is a small selection of the Twitter accounts I'm following right now to keep informed.
1. @LizSly Liz is Washington Post bureau chief in Beirut and covering events in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq. Read her 14 Sept article 'Syria is emptying' for an idea of the scale of the crisis and the conditions inside Syria.
2. @fergalkeane47 Fergal is a BBC Correspondent tweeting live updates from the border fence between Serbia and Hungary. Currently reporting on the build up of people on the Serbian side of the border.
3. @BowenBBC Jeremy is the BBC Middle East Editor. Bowen has been reporting from the front line in Damascus.
4. @tom-nuttall Tom is the Charlemagne columnist for the Economist. For a general round up of the political and legal wrangling in the EU.
5. @BabarBloch Babar is a spokesperson for UNHCR and is based in Budapest. For a perspective on what refugees are going through and the conditions they face.