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Migrants Finally Leave Camp in Northern Greece after Skirmishes with Police (video)

Hundreds of migrants and refugees remained at the Diavata camp for the third day, until finally they started to leave on buses. Earlier, some of them clashed with police. On Thursday, a call on social media that the Idomeni border...

Idomeni Always an Important North-South Route, Archaeologists Say

For several months after the autumn of 2015, the sleepy village of Idomeni and the refugee camp that grew up along Greece's northern border after this was closed and had dominated global headlines. The tent city is now gone but,...

Idomeni: Our Photo Album from the Refugee Town That Once Was

  As the sun rose last Tuesday morning, the Greek Authorities started evacuating the Idomeni refugee camp at the border of Greece and FYROM where approximately 10,000 refugees had been living in dire conditions for months on end. As the refugees packed up their...

MSF Denounces Involuntary Eviction of Refugees at Idomeni

Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has denounced the forced movement of thousands of refugees from Idomeni, the lack of information provided about their destinations and the restrictions imposed on humanitarian assistance. The NGO has called on the Greek authorities to...

Idomeni Refugee Eviction Complete, Trains to Resume Operation

Greek public broadcaster ERT reported that the eviction of refugees and migrants from the town of Idomeni is complete. The site, near the Greek border with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), was a gathering spot for people...

PM Tsipras: Greece Coming Out of a Double Crisis Unscathed

Greece is coming out of a double crisis unscathed and begins efforts to help the weakest members of society, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday in a meeting with EU's migration commissioner, Dimitris Avramopulos in Athens. “Through the...

Greek Police Continue Idomeni Refugee Evacuation, Only 1,500 Left

The second day of the evacuation of the makeshift refugee camp at Idomeni was deemed a success by the Greek government with only 1,500 migrants left in the area on Wednesday night. A total 1,003 refugees and migrants were removed...

Many Refugees at Idomeni Refuse to Move to Proper Camps in Greece

The evacuation of the makeshift migrant camp at Idomeni is not going according to the plan of Greek authorities as many migrants refuse to board the buses that would carry them to official hospitality facilities. According to a Skai television...

Photojournalists and Journalists Banned from Idomeni Evacuation Operation

The evacuation process in Idomeni camp began on Tuesday morning, and according to the police more than 1,500 refugees and migrants have departed with buses and are heading towards structures in the wider region of Thessaloniki. The police forces however,...

Greek Police Start Evacuating Migrants from Idomeni Camp [video]

Hellenic Police on Tuesday morning started an operation to clear the makeshift migrant camp in Idomeni, on the Greece-Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia border. More than 8,000 migrants and refugees had been left stranded at the tent town during the...