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GREECE: Chaos erupts at Idomeni border as Balkans routes shut down


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GREECE: Chaos erupts at Idomeni border as Balkans routes shut down

GREECE - The chaos at the Greece-Macedonia border crossing of Idomeni – with 7,000 asylum-seekers stranded in dire conditions amid a heavy security build-up – is the result of a shameful spate of discriminatory border closures, said Amnesty International today.

“Tragically, there seems to be more willingness among European countries to coordinate blocking borders than to provide refugees and asylum-seekers with protection and basic services,” said Giorgos Kosmopoulos, Director of Amnesty International Greece.

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