For the more than 10,000 refugees stuck in a tent camp in the Greek village of Idomeni, filth and the threat of disease are everyday realities. Some people are now joining an EU relocation program in their search for a safe haven.
As the UNHCR warns of an impending disaster in Greece, those on the ground dealing with the crisis day-in-day-out feel it’s unfolding already. Omaira Gill reports from Athens.
Greek officials have confirmed the closure of the squalid migrant camp near the border with Macedonia. According to activists, the plight of the refugees who lived there has only worsened.
The envisioned relocation of refugees throughout the European Union has not worked. Now more of them can be sent back to Greece. Bernd Riegert reports from Brussels.
The EU should help Macedonia in securing the border with Greece, according to the Austrian Defense Minister Peter Doskozil. The Balkan route "must stay closed," the minister told the German "Die Welt" newspaper.
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