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Stranded in the Balkans — IRIN


Stranded in the Balkans — IRIN: “We are people too. Why don’t they let us cross?” asked Vakasamin, from Pakistan, with tears in his eyes.

Yianni, a 34-year-old dentist from Cameroon was at a loss. “I can’t go back to my country. We are also at war you know? We have Boko Haram! I need to continue with my studies and my life.”

Many eventually scattered through the crop fields around Idomeni, a Greek village near the border, in an effort to find alternative points to cross, but armed Macedonian border police were out in force and threatened anyone who came too close.

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