quarta-feira, 25 de maio de 2016

Greece: Authorities begin evacuating Idomeni line field

The Greek authorities began to evacuate, this Tuesday, the field of migrants and refugees from Idomeni line, in the North of the country.

More than 8 1000 people are, for months, living on site.

Hundreds of people, including several children, were put into buses and sent to other centres, in southern Greece.

The tension at the site, has skyrocketed, as confirms the spokesman of Médecins sans Frontières, Vicky Markolefa: "generally, from the psychological point of view, there's an increase in stress, in these months, because there are people who stayed there more than 2 or 3 months. Therefore, there is also a lot of insecurity because they don't know where they're going and how will their future over the next few days ".

The evacuation of Idomeni line occurs after the attempts of Athens to make migrants from the site.

Greek riot police move in to clear Idomeni camp https://t.co/bFwYJak0eX

At one point, more than 12 1000 people, mostly Syrians and Afghans, were stranded in Idomeni line, after neighbouring countries closed borders preventing the March towards the countries of Central Europe, such as Germany.

The Greece was the gateway to over one million people last year.

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