Migrants: Macedonia beefs up border security with Greece

10,000 camped out in Idomeni, few allowed to pass

01 March, 20:06

    (ANSAmed) - SKOPJE, MARCH 1 - Macedonia strengthened security along its southern border with Greece on Tuesday after violent clashes the previous day between migrants and police. A contingent of 700 men, an infantry battalion and a police unit with armored vehicles have been sent. About 10,000 migrants and refugees are currently camped out in Idomeni, Greece, while waiting to cross into Macedonia and continue their journey along the 'Balkan route' northwards. Skopje authorities are letting very few pass - many fewer than the 850 announced - saying that they are waiting to see what happens along the borders of other countries along the route. The situation remains very tense, the humanitarian emergency is getting worse and migrants' anger may explode again a any time. (ANSAmed).

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