A Modern Day Odyssey

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Greece, Kos island 2015 Amani 17 years old and Nessreen 22 years old are waiting to get on board and travel to their next stop in Athens. Nessreen (right) a student of psychology, was injured in the war and is in need of medical assistance. Their final goal is to reach Germany where they have friends to help them to start again thier new life.
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Greece, Kos island 2015 A view from the terrace of " Captain Elias" hotel. An abandoned hotel that has become a temporary camp for the immigrants.
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Greece, Kos island 2015 A family of Afgan immigrants looking for a place to stay after their arrival on the island.
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Greece, Kos island 2015 An immigrant wondering about at dawn in front of the port in the island of Kos.
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Greece, Kos island 2015 Children sleeping after their arrival from Bodrum, Turkey, to the island of Kos. The journey can cost them from 1000$ to 1500$ per head.
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Greece, Kos island 2015 Arrival. Two young Syrian men ejoying a cigarette finally, after their arrival from Turkey to Greece. Immigrants are mostly transferred via the use of small boats from the Aegean coast and, in the cases of the Marmara Sea and the Turkish Mediterranean coasts, by old vessels carrying up to 1,000 people. In any case a smooth flow of around 250 people on a daily basis is ensured. Depending on weather conditions, the authories’ counteractions and the iron law of supply and demand, numbers fluctuate from less than 30 to over 600 migrants per day.
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Greece, Kos island 2015 A Syrian man, waiting for his friends to finally arrive at the island of Kos, from the coast of Bodrum, in Turkey. Until recently, refugees in the southeastern Mediterranean region were able to reach Europe by land. But then, in response to pressure from the EU, Greece sealed off its border with Turkey. Today more and more refugees risk the dangerous passage to Europe by crossing the Mediterranean.
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Greece, Kos island 2015 Immigrants showing their happiness the moment they finally reach a shore on the island of Kos.
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Greece, Kos island 2015 Life vests floating in the see.
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Greece, Kos island 2015 After their dangerous passage from Turkey to the Aegean sea, women, chidren and men are getting of the boat the moment they finally reach the shore on the island of Kos.
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Greece, Kos island 2015 Immigrants looking for a signal to share with their families their happiness and their arrival to Greece.
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Greece, Kos island 2015 A Syrian immigrant relaxing on the shore after his arrival by boat from Turkey to the island of Kos.
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Greece, Kos island 2015 Arrival
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Greece, Kos island 2015 A view outside of " Captain Elias" hotel. An abandoned hotel that has become a temporary camp for the immigrants.
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Greece, Kos island 2015 A young immigrant sitting outside the abandoned hotel "Captain Elias" at night, that has become his temporary house before his next trip to Athens.
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Greece, Kos island 2015 Waiting in line to see the doctor at "Captain Elias" hotel. The organization "Doctors of the world" have been providing medical support to the immigranst at the island of Kos for the past six weeks.
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Greece, Kos island 2015 Haroon Ahmadi 17 posing in front of the camera at "Captain Elias" hotel. He traveled from Afghanistan to Greece on his own. His final destination in Europe is to reach Germany and become a doctor.
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Greece, Kos island 2015 A young Palestinian girl crying in her grandmothers arms. She has been sick since she arrived to Greece. She was hospitalized.
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Greece, Kos island 2015 Sitting around at "Captain Elias" hotel. A hotel that has become a temporary camp for the immigrants.
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Greece, Kos island 2015 A Syrian family leaving the island of kos for their next trip to Athens. Jumana 36 with her husband Ali 44, are the parents of Nour 14, Hussien 12, Marwa 10, Batoul 6 and Lamar 3 years of age. They flue to Tyrkey from Lebanon and from Tyrkey to Greece they where trafficked by boat. Their trip as a family cost them 4700$ and they want to reach Germany as a final destination where they want to start their new life.
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Greece, Kos island 2015 A group of Afgan immigrants entertaining themselves by playing cards in the garden of the abandoned hotel "Captain Elias".
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Greece, Kos island 2015 Looking for a signal on the terrace of "Captain Elias" hotel. An abandoned hotel that has become a temporary camp for all the immigrants that arrive on the island of Kos.
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Greece, Kos island 2015 A view from the terrace of " Captain Elias" hotel. An abandoned hotel that has become a temporary camp for the immigrants.
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Greece, Kos island 2015 A group of Pakistani immigrants relaxing inside the hotel of "Captain Elias". They have been on the island for five days already and they still have ten more days before their trip to Athens. Their final goal is to reach Germany.
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Greece, Kos island 2015 Lilfe goes on at the abandoned hotel of "Captain Elias". After their dangerous passage to Europe, a group of Syrian men are singing along tunes from their homeland.
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Greece, Kos island 2015 Haroon Ahmadi 17 posing in front of the camera at "Captain Elias" hotel. He traveled from Afghanistan to Greece on his own. His final destination in Europe is to reach Germany and become a doctor.
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Greece, Kos island 2015 After all legal papers are ready for the hundreds of immigrants that reach the island of Kos everyday, Giannis Chatzantonis, onwer of a travel agency on the island, prepares all the tickets for the immigrants next destination to Athens.
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Greece, Kos island 2015 A Syrian family leaving the island of kos for their next trip to Athens. Jumana 36 with her husband Ali 44, are the parents of Nour 14, Hussien 12, Marwa 10, Batoul 6 and Lamar 3 years of age. They flue to Tyrkey from Lebanon and from Tyrkey to Greece they where trafficked by boat. Their trip as a family cost them 4700$ and they want to reach Germany as a final destination where they want to start their new life.
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Greece, Kos island 2015 Waiting for the boat to arrive at the port.
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Greece, Kos island 2015 Nessreen 22 and Amani 17, come from Syria. Nessreen a student of psychology, was injured in the war and is in need of medical assistance. Their final goal is to reach Germany where they have friends to help them to start again their new life.
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Greece, Kos island 2015 Lamar, three years old from Syria, is posing in front of the camera at the port on the island of Kos, before her next voyage to Athens. She is the youngest of her four siblings.
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Greece, Kos island 2015 African immigrants boarding on the boat to Athens at the port on the island of Kos.
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Greece, Kos island 2015 Immigrants ready to board on the boat that will take them to Athens as their next destination before their final destinations around Europe. Once immigrants are in Greece, most of them are intercepted by the Coast Guard or Police border guards. The present law requires all of them to be identified, and then to be given a 30-day temporary permit before they are obliged to leave the country.
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Greece, Kos island 2015 Immigrants ready to board on the boat that will take them to Athens as their next destination before their final destinations around Europe. Once immigrants are in Greece, most of them are intercepted by the Coast Guard or Police border guards. The present law requires all of them to be identified, and then to be given a 30-day temporary permit before they are obliged to leave the country.
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Greece, Kos island 2015 Next destination, Athens.
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Greece, Athens 2015 Hani Assafs family pictures during their journey.
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Greece, Athens 2015 Inside hotel "lozane" in the center of Athens, Leath 9, and Amel 8, are playing with their 10 moths old sister batul.
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Greece, Athens 2015 Hani with his wife Baraa, leaving the hotel and heading off to the streets of Athens.
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Greece, Athens 2015 Greece, Athens 2015 Hani with his wife Baraa, leaving the hotel and heading off to the streets of Athens.
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Greece, Athens 2015 Hani trying on a new bag for his journey. Him and his familly will hae to walk again from Thessaloniki to Macedonia and then to Europe.
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Greece, Athens 2015 Baraa the mother of four children walking in the streets of Athens. Her with her husband Hani and their children will stay a few days in Athens to rest before they continue their journey to Macedonia.
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Greece, Athens 2015 Baraa the mother of four children walking in the streets of Athens. Her with her husband Hani and their children will stay a few days in Athens to rest before they continue their journey to Macedonia.
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Greece, Athens 2015 Victoria square in the center of Athens has become the hub where many immigrants meet everyday the moment they arrive in the city.
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Greece, Athens 2015 Ibrahim (center), 20 years old, Afghan talking with his new friends at Victoria square. He has been in Athens only for two days. His final destination is Germany. Victoria square in the center of Athens has become the hub where many immigrants meet everyday the moment they arrive in the city.
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Greece, Athens 2015 Inside an appartment many Afghan families have found a shelter. Some have been living there for a year others just for a few days. All trying to find ways to leave from Greece.
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Greece, Athens 2015 An Afghan immigrant in the kitchen of an appartment in Athens.
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Greece, Athens 2015 Inside an appartment many Afghan families have found a shelter. Some have been living there for a year others just for a few days. All trying to find ways to leave from Greece.
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Greece, Athens 2015 Said Reza, 17 years old Afghan, photographed in the appartment where he has found a temporary home." Wherever I am, I sing and dance to make the people happy. This is my talent!"
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Thessaloniki Greece, 2015 Arrival to Thessaloniki. Most of the immigrants that arrrive from Ahens to Thessaloniki find a place to rest on Aristotelous square. It has become a temporary stop for everyone.
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Thessaloniki Greece, 2015 Arrival to Thessaloniki. Most of the immigrants that arrrive from Ahens to Thessaloniki find a place to rest on Aristotelous square. It has become a temporary stop for everyone.
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Thessaloniki Greece, 2015 Arrival to Thessaloniki. A hotel that hosts many Syrian refugees before their next move towards the Macedonian border.
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Greece, 2015 Immigrants walking, towards the Macedonian border.
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Greece, 2015 Passages, towards the Macedonian border.
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Greece, 2015 Passages, towards the Macedonian border.
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Greece, Polikastro 2015 Berek and his nephew from Syria, having just arrived by foot to Polikastro from Thessaloniki. They will continue their journey to Macedonia after a few days rest.
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Greece, Polikastro 2015 Inside a hotel Baraa with her daughter Batul 10 months old preparing for the next and dangerous move to the Macedonian border.
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Greece, Polikastro 2015 Inside the hotel Baraa, Hani and their children preparing for their next and dangerous move to the Macedonian border.
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Greece, 2015 Passages, towards the Macedonian border.
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Greece, Idomeni 2015 The final stretch to the Macedonian border.
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Greece, Polikastro 2015 View from hotel.
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Macedonia 2015 Immigrants entering the Macedonian border, to continue their journey to Europe. The moment they reach the border smuggling networks oblige them to take in charge.
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Macedonia 2015 Immigrants entering the Macedonian border, to continue their journey to Europe. The moment they reach the border smuggling networks oblige them to take in charge.
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On the borders between Greece and FYROM the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, a metal fence was erected on the country's southern border with Greece. Parts of the fence still seem to be unfinished and for new roads to be discovered by the smuggling networks since the borders are closed for thousand migrants who are still waiting to cross.
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Greece, 2015 Saad 25, Jamid 26, Abed 25, Mohamed 23, Abdesamad 21, Mohamed 23, Wualid 26 and the rest of their group walking towards the Macedonian border. The came to Greece from Istanbul to Kos and they walked from Thessaloniki to Macedonia. They were hit by the mafia and the smugglers the moment they crossed the border in Macedonia and tried to continue their journey.
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Macedonia, 2015 Inside Macedonia, a temporary camp has been created by smuggling networks where all immigrants are forced to stay. The ones who are not following the rules of the smuggling networks and continue their journey face severe cruelty.
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Macedonia, 2015Inside Macedonia, a temporary hub has been created by smuggling networks where all immigrants are forced to stay. The ones who are not following their rules and continue their journey, face severe cruelty.
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Macedonia, 2015 Inside Macedonia, a temporary camp has been created by smuggling networks where all immigrants are forced to stay. The ones who are not following the rules of the smuggling networks and continue their journey face severe cruelty.
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Macedonia, 2015 Inside Macedonia, a temporary camp has been created by smuggling networks where all immigrants are forced to stay. The ones who are not following the rules of the smuggling networks and continue their journey face severe cruelty.
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Macedonia, 2015 Inside Macedonia, a temporary camp has been created by smuggling networks where all immigrants are forced to stay. The ones who are not following the rules of the smuggling networks and continue their journey face severe cruelty.
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Macedonia, 2015 Families stacked into very small houses waiting for their next move to continue their journey. Inside Macedonia, a temporary camp has been created by smuggling networks where all immigrants are forced to stay. The ones who are not following the rules of the smuggling networks and continue their journey, face severe cruelty.
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Macedonia, 2015 Families stacked into very small houses waiting for their next move to continue their journey. Inside Macedonia, a temporary camp has been created by smuggling networks where all immigrants are forced to stay. The ones who are not following the rules of the smuggling networks and continue their journey, face severe cruelty.
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Macedonia, 2015 Families stacked into very small houses waiting for their next move to continue their journey. Inside Macedonia, a temporary camp has been created by smuggling networks where all immigrants are forced to stay. The ones who are not following the rules of the smuggling networks and continue their journey, face severe cruelty.
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Macedonia, 2015 Inside Macedonia, a temporary hub has been created by smuggling networks where all immigrants are forced to stay. The ones who are not following the rules of the smuggling networks and continue their journey, face severe cruelty. Ahmat Fakim, 8 years old, faced this cruelty and was beaten by the mafia, when his family continued but denied to pay for their journey.
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Greece, 2015 Saad 25, Jamid 26, Abed 25, Mohamed 23, Abdesamad 21, Mohamed 23, Wualid 26 and the rest of their group walking towards the Macedonian border. The came to Greece from Istanbul to Kos and they walked from Thessaloniki to Macedonia. They were hit by the mafia and the smugglers the moment they crossed the border in Macedonia and tried to continue their journey.
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Macedonia, 2015 Inside Macedonia, a temporary hub has been created by smuggling networks where all immigrants are forced to stay. The ones who are not following the rules of the smuggling networks and continue their journey face severe cruelty.
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Macedonia, 2015 Inside Macedonia, a temporary hub has been created by smuggling networks where all immigrants are forced to stay. The ones who are not following the rules of the smuggling networks and continue their journey face severe cruelty.
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Macedonia, 2015 Inside Macedonia, a temporary hub has been created by smuggling networks where all immigrants are forced to stay. The ones who are not following the rules of the smuggling networks and continue their journey face severe cruelty.
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Macedonia, 2015 Inside Macedonia, a temporary hub has been created by smuggling networks where all immigrants are forced to stay. The ones who are not following the rules of the smuggling networks and continue their journey face severe cruelty.
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Idomeni, Greece 2015 As thousands of refugees wait long hours to cross the Greece-Macedonia border to head to more prosperous northern European countries, some respite is on offer for the youngest.
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Idomeni, Greece 2015 Idomeni, Greece 2015 As thousands of refugees wait long hours to cross the Greece-Macedonia border to head to more prosperous northern European countries, some respite is on offer for the youngest.
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Idomeni, Greece 2015 As thousands of refugees wait long hours to cross the Greece-Macedonia border to head to more prosperous northern European countries, some respite is on offer for the youngest.
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Macedonia, 2015 Man with no shoes. Many immigrants have lost everything by the mafia and the smuggling networks within Macedonia.
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Idomeni, Greece 2015 A Family from Afghanistan trying to light a fire at the camp side in Idomeni. yrians, Afghans and Iraqis fleeing conflict are flowing largely unimpeded across Balkan borders having landed by boat in Greece from Turkey.
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Idomeni, Greece 2015 Footsteps on a new road towards FYROM. New roads have been discovered by the smuggling networks since the closure of the borders at the Greek- FYROM Border.
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Idomeni, Greece 2015 Nabil Zokare 72, from Damascus is carried on a wheel chair, ready to cross the Greek-FYROM border after waiting for 12 days at the camp in Idomeni.
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Idomeni, Greece 2015 Fires are lit at the camp side in Idomeni every night, by many of the several thousand of refugees and migrants that remain there.
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Idomeni, Greece 2015 A group from Afghanistan is waiting patiently t o enter the Greek-FYROM border.
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Idomeni, Greece 2015 A Family from Afghanistan trying to light a fire at the camp side in Idomeni. yrians, Afghans and Iraqis fleeing conflict are flowing largely unimpeded across Balkan borders having landed by boat in Greece from Turkey.
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Idomeni, Greece 2015 As thousands of refugees wait long hours to cross the Greece-Macedonia border to head to more prosperous northern European countries, some respite is on offer for the youngest.
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Idomeni, Greece 2015 Waiting in line for a cup of tea. More than 1,500 people from a wide variety of countries, including Iran, Morocco, Pakistan, Yemen, Bangladesh, Eritrea, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, have remained at Idomeni since the border restrictions where they have staged protests almost daily. Late last month, some 60 people went on hunger strikes and a group of 11 Iranian sewed their mouths shut in protest.
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Idomeni, Greece 2015 New roads have been discovered by the smuggling networks since the closure of the borders at the Greek- FYROM Border.
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Greece, Polikastro 2015 Saad 25 inside the hospital of Polikastro after the severe hit that him and his friends had within the Macedonian territory.
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Greece, Polikastro 2015 Inside the hospital of Polikastro after the severe hit that Saad 25, Jamid 26, Abed 25, Mohamed 23, Abdesamad 21, Mohamed 23, Wualid 26 and the rest of ther group had, by the mafia in Macedonia.
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Greece, Polikastro 2015 Abed Alrahman 25, waiting in the hospital room after an attack from the mafia inside Macedonia. He has been injured in the war in Syria having full paralysis in both of his legs. His friends were carrying him throughout the hole journey in their arms and the ones who tried to protect him were severely injured.