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Closure of FYROM-Greece Border May Lead to New Migrant Routes

On 23 February 2016, the government of the Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) announced the closure of its border with Greece to all migrants, except refugees from Syria and Iraq (who make up 65% of all people arriving in Greece from Turkey according to the United Nations High Council on Refugees). With 12,000 migrants gathered in the refugee camp at Eidomeni, the humanitarian situation is reportedly becoming dire.