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Refugees and migrants using the Balkan route often experience violent, brutal and unlawful treatment by authorities, according to a report published Thursday.

People fleeing Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Syria told researchers for NGO Oxfam, which compiled the “A dangerous game” report, that they had been beaten, robbed and illegally deported by police, border guards and other officials.

The research, conducted for Oxfam by the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) and the...

Coup soldiers attacked civilians with tanks, F-16 jets and helicopters. They targeted innocent civilians deliberately. Turkish parliament and Presidential Complex were also bombed by coup plotters. However, despite this tragic event that no representatives or officials from EU have visited for condolence since failed coup in Turkey.

The European Union (EU) is abandoning all pretense of human rights restraints in its refugee policy. A strategy paper published last week by the EU Commission outlined migration partnerships that will compensate nine states in Africa and the Middle East, both transit countries and countries of origin, for their cooperation in deterring refugees.
The goal of the agreements—described as “compacts”—is “the combatting of causes of flight and a reduction of irregular migration to Europe,”...

Hundreds of thousands could become trapped in Greece after Macedonia, Croatia and Slovenia announce frontier closures.
European leaders claim to have closed the main refugee route to northern Europe, raising the possibility of tens if not hundreds of thousands of refugees being trapped in Greece while the EU attempts to finalise a deal that could see them all returned to Turkey.
Macedonia, Croatia and Slovenia – three of the countries that lie between Greece and the preferred...

The refugees building up in Greece are waiting in despair due to the border closures of Balkan countries. Days later, Macedonia opened its Idomeni border gate for a short time yesterday. Nearly 400 of the refugees staying in the Greek side of the border could pass beyond the wire fence after tight controls.
Macedonian authorities gave priority to women with children and the elderly. However, 6,000 refugees are waiting to cross the border. Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and...

The refugees waiting in the Idomeni area near the Macedonian border to cross into Northern European countries through Greece are in a heartbreaking situation and this tragedy does not seem to end soon. In fact, with every passing hour, new refugees join thousands of refugees waiting at the Macedonian border.
The refugees , mostly Syrian, arriving at the Port of Piraeus on the two ships with 3,000 people who boarded on the boats at the Greek islands state that they do not know what to...

News agencies received the photo of a girl sobbing behind the wire fence at the Greek-Macedonian border. Aged 4 to 5, a little Afghan girl was crying ‘Please, open the border!’.
Arriving from Afghanistan, thousands of refugees have been waiting at the Idomeni border. The reason for this is that like many other European countries, Macedonia also began to reject migrants, except for those from Syria and Iraq. Few of the migrants jumped over the wire fence and managed to cross into the...

After Macedonian authorities banned the border crossing of Afghans, previously allowed to cross, thousands of Afghan migrants filled the city square in Athens.
Arriving from the Aegean islands but not directed to the border, thousands of Afghan refugees headed back to Athens. After Macedonia closed its border to Afghans, thousands of refugees began to be sent back to Athens from the Macedonian border. The Greek police FYRO is making interventions and carrying out operations to send the...

With respect to the decision taken by the Macedonian authorities, thousands of refugees trying to cross into Macedonia through the Greek border on Tuesday were stopped. The violence inflicted on refugees by the Greek police echoed all around the world.
The Greek police intervened violently with Afghan refugees at a refugee camp in the Greek city of Idomeni. In addition to being close to the Macedonian border and being used by refugees as a direct way into Northern Europe, Macedonia’s...

The number of refugees piled up at the Macedonian border reached almost 20,000 after the Balkan route, the hope of refugees, was officially closed. Obliged to spend the night under heavy rainfall and in cold weather, refugees tried to raise their voice by chanting slogans like “Mom of the Nation Merkel”. Following the closures in Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia took the same decision.
After the route was clogged in the north, Macedonia stopped all border crossings. Unsafe tents led to a...

The Macedonian police intervened with thousands of refugees waiting to cross the Greek border using gas bombs and water cannons. Due to the limitations at the border crossings by Austria and Balkan countries, the police intervened with the refugees gathering at the border crossing in Idomeni near the Greek border with Macedonia.
While children and women were affected by the gas, refugees had to retreat behind the wire fence. The Doctors Without Borders team in the region ministered to...

3 refugees drown in the ‘dry’ river

Waiting in poor conditions at a camp in the town of Idomeni near the Greek-Macedonian border for the border to open, almost 2,000 out of 14,000 refugees became the victims of ‘an inhumane game’.
A one-page Arabic brochure handed out by unidentified people at the camp included the plan of the border. It was written on the brochure that “If you go collectively, you can cross the border and reach Germany.”

Macedonia’s Minister for EU Affairs Fatmir Besimi highlighted the importance of cooperation and coordination to solve the refugee crisis and wished that the EU-Turkey Summit scheduled to take place the next day yields good results.
Speaking at a press conference, Besimi stated that it is necessary to provide cooperation and coordination to solve the refugee crisis and added: “The EU-Turkey Summit to be held tomorrow is extremely important. I wish that the outcomes and decisions of the...

A stampede occurred around the truck carrying wood to be used as fuel in a camp housing refugees in the town of Idomeni at the Greek border with Macedonia. A great number of refugees waiting at a border camp to cross into Macedonia struggled with each other to get some wood.
Blocking the truck carrying wood, refugees caused a stampede. On the other hand, refugees at the camp form a long queue to get food distributed by workers. After waiting for hours, refugees complained that food...