SERBIA THE FOCUS OF MIGRANTS: 7,000 refugees arrived from Macedonia overnight. An even greater WAVE is soon to follow
More than 7,000 refugees arrived in Serbia in the night between Saturday and Sunday after passing through Macedonia, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees
More than 7,000 refugees arrived in Serbia in the night between Saturday and Sunday after passing through Macedonia, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Federation of Red Cross expects a "dramatic increase" in the number of refugees in the upcoming days.
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"More than 7,000 people came to Serbia in the night between Saturday and Sunday after they managed to cross from Greece into Macedonia and set out from Gevgelija to Serbia by train", states, adding that there are hundreds more on the border, and a new wave of newcomers is expected.
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Macedonia, which on Thursday introduced a state of emergency and sent their police and army to the border to prevent the entry of refugees from Greece, finally opened their border and let refugees in.
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The UNHCR stated that they received guarantees from Macedonian authorities that they would leave their border open for refugees.
However, the organization has asked Macedonia to "reinforce its presence and capacity" at the border in order to be better organized for the reception of people, and added that they are ready to help the Macedonian authorities if necessary.
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UNHCR is assisting Serbian authorities and non-governmental organizations at the reception of refugees in Presevo. This organization has granted a certain amount of humanitarian aid, as sought by Serbian authorities.
- UNHCR considers that Greece and Macedonia need to make further efforts to resolve problems which can not disappear overnight and that affect the whole of Europe. Again, we urge the EU to increase aid to Greece, Macedonia and Serbia - said the director of UNHCR's Europe, Vincent Kostel.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has called for cooperation and joint efforts to "the highest level" to meet the needs of migrants and warned of a "dramatic increase" in the number of refugees in the upcoming days that come through the Greek islands.
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