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    People queue for free food at a makeshift camp for migrants and refugees at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece, May 11, 2016.

    Over 57,000 Migrants Trapped in Greece Amid Balkan Border Closures – Agency

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    Greece has registered 57,458 migrants and refugees trapped in the country amid border closures by nearby Balkan states, Greece’s Central Coordinating Body for the Management of Migration said in a statement.

    ATHENS (Sputnik) – According to the agency, the number includes 5,700 migrants housed in the UN refugee agency-provided accommodation. Those people had previously been excluded from the daily reports.

    Greece is one of the most popular transit routes used by refugees from Middle East and Northern Africa to reach perceived as prosperous Northern and Central Europe. More than 1.8 million migrants arrived in the European Union in 2015, according to the EU border agency Frontex.

    Major Migrant Crisis in Europe (1819)


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