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Migrants, in Greek Encampment, Await Permission for Next Step

Migrants have been pouring into Greece, such as the northern town of Idomeni, near the border with Macedonia. They're weary, and often hungry and cold, too. Most of all, they're anxious about whether and when they can make progress toward a more stable life in Europe. Photos by Jamie Dettmer for VOA.
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A tent bears an appeal for aid to migrants encamped in Idomeni, Greece, near the border with Macedonia, March 4, 2016.
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A tent bears an appeal for aid to migrants encamped in Idomeni, Greece, near the border with Macedonia, March 4, 2016.

Migrants trudge toward a makeshift refugee camp in the northern Greek border station of Idomeni, where they hope to get permission to move onto other points in Europe, March 4, 2016.
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Migrants trudge toward a makeshift refugee camp in the northern Greek border station of Idomeni, where they hope to get permission to move onto other points in Europe, March 4, 2016.

Migrant women cradle children near a fence in a makeshift encampment at Greece’s northern border town of Idomeni, March 4, 2016.
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Migrant women cradle children near a fence in a makeshift encampment at Greece’s northern border town of Idomeni, March 4, 2016.

An empty wheelchair sits amid tents scattered outside the northern Greek border town of Idomeni, March 4, 2016. (J. Dettmer for VOA)
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An empty wheelchair sits amid tents scattered outside the northern Greek border town of Idomeni, March 4, 2016. (J. Dettmer for VOA)

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