"While there should never have been this much suffering, I feel blessed that I could do something."
Idomeni has been cleared—tents, pots, and children's drawings are scattered around the now empty makeshift camp.
Greek police started removing refugees from the camp near the border of Greece and the Republic of Macedonia on Tuesday. Journalists aren't allowed near the evacuation.
Greek riot police and undercover security officers disguised as migrants are overseeing an operation to evacuate more than 8,000 migrants from a makeshift camp near the border with Macedonia.
It has fallen to ordinary people to provide refugees with food, shelter, and first aid, but now official attitudes are hardening and volunteers are risking arrest, prosecution, and jail.
Macedonian border guards fired tear gas and rubber bullets to push back hundreds of people from a fence near the sprawling Idomeni camp.
Stranded refugees charged at riot police on the Greece-Macedonia border on Thursday, demanding authorities permit them to continue on to Western Europe.
Flyers were distributed on Monday at Idomeni refugee camp instructing recipients to meet at a given location to cross a "dry" river and sneak into Macedonia. On Tuesday three people drowned.
It's time for European leaders to acknowledge the truth — the human rights principles the union was founded upon have been abandoned, and their state of denial is killing innocent people.