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    A bulldozer clears the debris at the site of the makeshift refugee and migrant camp in Idomeni close to the Greek-Macedonian border on May 25, 2016

    MSF Denounces Greece’s Idomeni Refugee Camp Evacuation

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    Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders, or MSF) called on the Greek authorities to ensure that "adequate and continuous assistance" is ensured during the relocation of the migrants from Idomeni refugee camp on the border with Macedonia.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders, or MSF) denounced actions of the Greek authorities evacuating the Idomeni refugee camp on the border with Macedonia, in a statement on Thursday.

    On Tuesday, Greek law enforcers began clearing the overcrowded, unofficial Idomeni refugee camp with 400 police officers working on the ground in every 8-hour shift.

    "People are not being informed of where they are going, and this is far from acceptable. They need to be able to make informed decisions and must be provided with accurate information in order to do so," MSF’s Project Coordinator in Idomeni Michele Telaro said, as quoted in the statement.

    The statement also called on the Greek authorities to ensure that "adequate and continuous assistance" is ensured during the relocation of the migrants from the camp.

    The EU states are currently struggling to deal with a refugee influx, with hundreds of thousands of people fleeing conflict-torn countries in the Middle East and North Africa. Many of them arrive on the Greek coasts, traveling via Turkey and across the Mediterranean Sea.

    On Wednesday, President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz called the Idomeni camp, which at some point became a home to 10,000 refugees, "a disgrace" for all of the EU member states that have refused to take in refugees.

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