03:04 GMT01 March 2021
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    Major Migrant Crisis in Europe (1819)

    Doctors Without Borders (MSF) reported injuries at Greece's Idomeni camp on Sunday as Macedonian police deployed tear gas against refugees attempting to cross the Greek-Macedonian border.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Earlier on Sunday, up to 200 refugees attempted to cross the border after gathering on a railway line, media reports said.

    "We're treating patients for injuries sustained during beatings and for exposure to tear gas," the MSF said in its Twitter account.

    Macedonian police fired teargas directly into the camp, the MSF added, stating that three medical teams are working to treat those injured after an additional team was mobilized.

    The organization showed pictures of an injured pregnant woman and a 16-year old allegedly beaten by police.

    Since the beginning of 2016, over 147,000 migrants have arrived in Greece out of a total of some 160,000 arrivals to Europe via the Mediterranean, according to the International Organization for Migration.

    Europe shows its cheerful face in Idomeni again. Tear gas from Macedonia against refugees.

    Macedonia closed its border with Greece to incoming migrants in February after other countries along the Balkan route had closed their borders, including Serbia, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria. The border closures have resulted in thousands of refugees being stranded in Greece, particularly along the border with Macedonia.

    Major Migrant Crisis in Europe (1819)


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