Macedonia imposes further restrictions on flow of refugees

Published: Sunday 6th March 2016 by The News Editor

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Macedonian authorities have imposed further restrictions on refugees trying to cross the border, saying only those from cities they consider to be at war can enter, Greek police officials said.

The officials said the restrictions imposed on Sunday means that people from Aleppo in Syria, for example, can enter Macedonia from Greece, but those from the Syrian capital of Damascus or the Iraqi capital of Baghdad cannot.

The restrictions were the latest move by Macedonia to slow the flow of refugees into the country.

The rate at which refugees are being allowed to cross had already been reduced to a trickle and about 13,000-14,000 people are stranded in an overflowing camp on the Greek side.

Published: Sunday 6th March 2016 by The News Editor

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