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Migrants protest over closed Greek-Macedonia border

Republic of North Macedonia

Dozens of migrants protested at the border of Macedonia and Greece over the continuous closure of the passage that allows them to access Europe.

Thousands of migrants including children are stranded at Idomeni, a major access point to Europe at the border between Greece and Macedonia that has remained closed for the past one week.

The migrants are now hoping the authority will soon open the borders to allow them get to safer zones.

Already, several women suffering health problems were allowed to cross the border into Macedonia at the Idomeni crossing a week ago, a police officer told AFP.

The stranded migrants and refugees were desperate to reach different destinations, where many have family or community ties and see better hopes of gaining employment or education.

Nearly 40,000 refugees and migrants are currently in Greece and 13,000, including 5000 children, are at the border with Macedonia, which has been shut down since Monday morning.

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