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40 km long fence along the Greek-Macedonian border

30 November 2015 / 17:11:02  GRReporter
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The fence along the Greek-Macedonian border will be 40 km long. On Saturday, the Macedonian military began putting barbed wire along the borderline between Idomeni and Gevgelija. The works to put the wire fence continued on Sunday and it is 4 km long already. The Macedonian media report that this is only the first stage of the project.
    The Greek press confirm that so far the refugee influx from Greece to Macedonia has not decreased. Yesterday alone the former Yugoslav Republic received 3,000 refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan - the three nationalities that the Macedonian authorities are accepting on its territory. The border crossing was smooth and took no longer than 30 minutes.
    Over 800 migrants from other nationalities are concentrated in the region of Idomeni. The Greek side has provided tents, which are pitched along the railway line in the neutral zone, accommodating families, women, children, elderly. Some are sleeping in sleeping bags under the trees. Temperatures in the area at night are very low at this time of year.
    The situation in Idomeni is still tense following the clashes on Saturday when the Macedonian police used tear gas to repel the refugees who insisted on crossing the border. The clashes seriously injured a 24-year-old Moroccan who is in hospital in Thessaloniki without danger to his life, but with severe burns.

Tags: IdomeniMacedoniaGreeceGevgelijaWire fence along the borderRefugees from SyriaMigrant camp
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