Thousands of Refugees Stranded at Greece-Fyrom Border

FYROM-refugeeA large number of refugees have gathered at Idomeni on Thursday waiting to cross to FYROM.

According to the police, there are around 2,500 refugees at the camp while 4,500 have already disembarked from the 90 buses that have stopped at a gas station in Polykastro.

The congestion is the result of Fyrom authorities’ delay to accelerate the procedure as well as to the Seamen Federation strike that did not allow the transport of refugees from the Aegean islands to Pireaus.

A total of 1,600 refugess have crossed the buffer zone over the last 24 hours.

(Source: ANA-MPA)