Migrants, in Greek Encampment, Await Permission for Next Step

    Published March 04, 2016


    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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    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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    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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    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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    Police officers cluster at a fence in the northern Greek border town of Idomeni, where migrants await permission to pass into Macedonia.

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    A woman and child huddle in a tent in a makeshift encampment in Idomeni, Greece, waiting for permission to move onto other points in Europe, March 4, 2016.

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    A wheelchair-bound migrant woman waits in a makeshift refugee camp in the northern Greek border town of Idomeni, seeking passage to another European destination, March 4, 2016.

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    A café draws migrants to its warmth as well as electrical outlets for recharging cellphones, in the northern Greek border station of Idomeni, March 4, 2016. But for some, money for food is scarce. (J. Dettmer for VOA)

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    A man walks amid a makeshift encampment, with tents set up between train tracks in the northern Greek border town of Idomeni, March 4, 2016.

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