Idomeni - PhMuseum

Idomeni

Antonio Masiello

2016

Greece

More than 10,000 migrants, including hundreds of women, children and the elderly, were stranded for several weeks near the Idomeni Station in northern Greece on the border with Macedonia, due to the border restrictions of many Balkan countries (including precisely Macedonia). The migrants, mostly from the Middle East, camped creating a refugee camp. They are trying to survive in a critical condition that, in recent days, has also deteriorated because of rain and cold. There are women and children who are in need of practically everything, sick elderly and disabled people who need medical care. On March 14, some of these migrants have decided to abandon the Idomeni refugee camp, to look for an alternative route, passing through the Końska river. They have gone through, risking their lives, to continue the journey to Northern Europe.

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  • More than 10000 migrants under bad weather and living conditions are blocked in Idomeni refugees camp on the border between Greece and FYROM (Macedonia) on March 13, 2016.

  • Along the railway tracks in a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border, near the Greek village of Idomeni, on March 14, 2016, where thousands of refugees and migrants are stranded by the Balkan border blockade.

  • Migrants protest for open borders in the refugees camp in Idomeni, Greece on March 12, 2016.

  • Migrants get wood pieces during a humanitarian delivery in Idomeni refugees camp on the border between Greece and FYROM(Macedonia) on March 13, 2016

  • Migrants resting in Idomeni train station waiting for the opening of the border between Greece and FYROM(Macedonia) in Greece on march 14, 2016.

  • Along the railway tracks in a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border, near the Greek village of Idomeni, on March 14, 2016, where thousands of refugees and migrants are stranded by the Balkan border blockade.

  • Along the railway tracks in a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border, near the Greek village of Idomeni, on March 16, 2016, where thousands of refugees and migrants are stranded by the Balkan border blockade

  • Migrants resting in Idomeni train station waiting for the opening of the border between Greece and FYROM(Macedonia) in Greece on march 12, 2016.

  • Women and men in line to get a hot meal donated by volunteersin Idomeni refugees camp on the border between Greece and FYROM (Macedonia) on March 15, 2016.

  • Migrants grab goods donated by volunteers in Idomeni refugees camp on the border between Greece and FYROM (Macedonia) on March 16, 2016

  • Migrants waiting in a packed tent at the border between Greece and Fyrom (Macedonia) in Idomeni, Greece on March 12, 2016.

  • Migrants protest for open the borders in Idomeni refugees camp on the border between Greece and FYROM (Macedonia) on March 12, 2016.

  • Migrants carry an elderly, disabled man uphill as they towards the border of Greece - Macedonia after leaving the Idomeni refugee camp on March 14, 2016 in Idomeni, Greece.

  • Migrants trek towards Macedonia after leaving the Idomeni refugee camp on March 14, 2016 in Idomeni, Greece.

  • Migrants trek towards the border of Greece - Macedonia after leaving the Idomeni refugee camp on March 14, 2016 in Idomeni, Greece

  • Migrants cross the river "Konska" on the Macedonia - Greece borders after leaving the Idomeni refugee camp on March 14, 2016

  • Migrants rest near the border of Greece - Macedonia after leaving the Idomeni refugee camp on March 14, 2016 in Idomeni, Greece.

  • Migrants trek towards the border of Greece - Macedonia after leaving the Idomeni refugee camp on March 14, 2016 in Idomeni, Greece.

  • Migrants trek towards the border of Greece - Macedonia after leaving the Idomeni refugee camp on March 14, 2016 in Idomeni, Greece.

  • Migrants trek towards Macedonia after leaving the Idomeni refugee camp are stopped by the police on March 14, 2016 in Idomeni, Greece.

  • Along the railway tracks in a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border, near the Greek village of Idomeni, on March 15, 2016, where thousands of refugees and migrants are stranded by the Balkan border blockade.

  • A migrants family stay warm near a fire in Idomeni refugees camp on the border between Greece and FYROM (Macedonia) on March 15, 2016.

  • Along the railway tracks in a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border, near the Greek village of Idomeni, on March 15, 2016, where thousands of refugees and migrants are stranded by the Balkan border blockade


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