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Greece: Drone captures thousands of refugees stranded at Idomeni border02:04

Greece: Drone captures thousands of refugees stranded at Idomeni border

Greece, Idomeni
March 2, 2016 at 16:18 GMT +00:00 · Published

Drone footage captured hundreds of refugees stranded at the Idomeni border between Greek and Macedonian, Wednesday.

Footage shows hundreds of tents near the Greek-Macedonian border. Around 10,000 people are currently stranded in Idomeni waiting to cross into Macedonia. Police erected fences around the border area in a bid to prevent a rush.

Authorities began to allow small groups of between 10 and 15 people to cross the border after Macedonian authorities closed their side of the border crossing last week. Conditions at the Idomeni refugee camp have deteriorated in recent days amid reports that food supplies are running low and tents are massively overcrowded.

On Monday, Macedonian police fired tear gas after hundreds of refugees broke through a border gate and attempted to push their way across the northern Greek border into Macedonia. At least 22 people including 12 children were injured during the clashes.

Greece: Drone captures thousands of refugees stranded at Idomeni border02:04
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Drone footage captured hundreds of refugees stranded at the Idomeni border between Greek and Macedonian, Wednesday.

Footage shows hundreds of tents near the Greek-Macedonian border. Around 10,000 people are currently stranded in Idomeni waiting to cross into Macedonia. Police erected fences around the border area in a bid to prevent a rush.

Authorities began to allow small groups of between 10 and 15 people to cross the border after Macedonian authorities closed their side of the border crossing last week. Conditions at the Idomeni refugee camp have deteriorated in recent days amid reports that food supplies are running low and tents are massively overcrowded.

On Monday, Macedonian police fired tear gas after hundreds of refugees broke through a border gate and attempted to push their way across the northern Greek border into Macedonia. At least 22 people including 12 children were injured during the clashes.

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