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refugee crisis

We Talked with Idomeni Villagers About Helping Refugees in Their Tiny Border Town

"While there should never have been this much suffering, I feel blessed that I could do something."
Kostas Koukoumakas, Photos: Alexandros Avramidis
3.28.17
Photo

What Remains After the Evacuation of Europe's Biggest Refugee Camp

Idomeni has been cleared—tents, pots, and children's drawings are scattered around the now empty makeshift camp.
Alexandros Avramidis, text by Kostas Koukoumakas
5.27.16
refugee chef

Meet the Falafel King of the Idomeni Refugee Camp

At the Idomeni refugee camp on the border of Greece and Macedonia, you’ll find Syrian chef Tamer: frying chicken, mixing yogurt-tahini sauce, and barking orders to his eager cohort of line cooks.
Kirsten O'Regan
5.24.16
News

Thousands of Refugees Are Being Removed from the Makeshift Refugee Village of Idomeni

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.
ΚΩΣΤΑΣ ΚΟΥΚΟΥΜΑΚΑΣ
5.24.16
Europe

Greek Police Begin Evacuation of Thousands of Migrants from Idomeni

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.
Harriet Salem
5.24.16
VICE Long Reads

European Governments Are Arresting Refugee Crisis Volunteers

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.
Mark Wilding
5.3.16
Europe

Macedonian Police 'Relentlessly Tear Gassed' Migrants and Refugees on the Greek Border

Macedonian border guards fired tear gas and rubber bullets to push back hundreds of people from a fence near the sprawling Idomeni camp.
VICE News
4.10.16
Quick Hits

Quick Hit: Stranded Migrants Clash With Greek Police in Idomeni

Stranded refugees charged at riot police on the Greece-Macedonia border on Thursday, demanding authorities permit them to continue on to Western Europe.
VICE News
4.7.16
Europe

Why Activists Are Being Blamed for the Drowning of Three Refugees in Macedonia

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.
Harriet Salem
3.16.16
Europe

Europe's Migrant Crisis Is a Crisis of Conscience, Whether Leaders Admit It or Not

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.
Milene Larsson
3.16.16
Europe

Wet, Sick, and Stuck: Thousands of Children Are Facing Deteriorating Conditions on Europe's Borders

VICE News is at the Idomeni camp in Greece, where one-third of the 13,000 migrants and refugees trapped there are thought to be children — and the humanitarian crisis is rapidly getting worse.
Harriet Salem
3.9.16
breaking borders

Greece's Impending Humanitarian Catastrophe: Breaking Borders (Dispatch 11)

As Europe struggles to cope with the growing refugee crisis, VICE News goes to the Greek-Macedonian border, where more than 10,000 people are stranded at a transit camp without proper food and sanitation.
VICE News
3.8.16
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