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Lack of Action to Help Migrants in Europe Plays Into Smugglers' Hands


Thousands of people are stuck on Greece's border with Macedonia, told that only those who can prove they are escaping war in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan can pass. These so-called economic migrants from Pakistan, Iran and Bangladesh have nowhere to go. With refugees and migrants expected to continue arriving in Europe via Greece over the winter, observers say it is imperative that the situation be managed in such a way as to minimize the risks of new problems. VOA's Jane Bojadzievski has more.

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