VIDEO: Macedonia Building Bigger Fence to Stop Refugees in Greece Border

Sun Feb 7, 2016 17:15:43

The Macedonian government is building a new 37-kilometre fence along its border with Greece to increase security and barring illegal migrant and refugees from Middle East and Africa.

Meanwhile thousands of refugees and migrants stranded near closed Greece-Macedonia border crossing without proper food and shelter in freezing cold winter.

In Serbia migrants stuck in Presevo railway hub suffer in low temperatures.

But in Syria border where thousands of migrant’s stranded behind closed border, Turkey is under mounting pressure to open its borders as tens of thousands of Syrians massed along the country's southern frontier.

The border crossing in Turkey's Kilis' province has been closed since Friday. On Saturday, the European Union called on Ankara to grant Syrians refuge and said the EU is providing aid to Turkey for that purpose.

The provincial governor said some 35,000 Syrians have massed along the closed border over the past few days.

He said Turkey would provide aid to the displaced within Syria, but would only open the gates in the event of an "extraordinary crisis.

"EU nations have committed 3 billion euros to Turkey for helping refugees as part of incentives aimed at persuading it to do more to stop thousands of migrants from leaving for Greece.

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