Almost all attempts crossing in Macedonia are doomed to failure. Reject with tear gas by police Monday migrants flock to Idomeni , the Greek side. They were 7,000 there two days ago, they are now nearly 9,000. With such arrivals, Greece has warned that nearly 70,000 people were likely to be blocked in the country in March. New traffic restrictions came into effect last week, limiting the number of immigrants allowed on their territories.
makeshift shelters, often overloaded
Before continuing their journey to northern Europe, refugees are therefore stepping up to find shelter. “There are not enough tents for everyone. Some people are sleeping three or four, others must sleep outside in the rain and in the cold,” reported Tuesday Laetitia Soudy, special envoy of BFMTV on the spot.
The food is also missing. The queues are endlessly to harvest rice and water. “It gives us a little room, a little to drink. I can hold me but there are many women and children. And he began to have problems, not because of the NGOs, but because of the people who fight them, “reflects Kassem, a Syrian refugee.
Some passages in the night
In the night from Tuesday to Wednesday, Macedonia reopened briefly its border with Greece and missed its territory between 170 and 190 Syrian refugees and Iraqi . This is the first groups of migrants who have been allowed to cross the border since Monday.
Do not belong, Kassem regrets his side mismanagement of the authorities there.
“Most people have lost their documents in the sea. And the Greek police made many mistakes in forms, she is mistaken in the date of birth, name, that of the mother or father and as a result, when the Macedonian government sees these papers, it returns us to Greece, “said the Syrian refugee.
Given this situation, unsustainable for Greece, the European Union must propose Wednesday to allocate part of its humanitarian assistance to member countries facing mass arrivals . The country is estimated to need around 500 million euros to organize the reception of 100,000 refugees and handle the situation on its border with Macedonia.