Heavy rainfall worsens living condition of refugees in Greece

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    Thousands of migrants stuck in Greece’s makeshift border camp in Idomeni are faced with deteriorating living conditions following two days of heavy rainfall and temperatures dropping to 15 degrees celsius overnight. More than 10,000 of them are camped out in the fields that stretch between Greece and Macedonia and the Greek government is trying to persuade them to move to official organised camps built by authorities.

    Aid organisations have repeatedly said that living conditions at the sprawling tent city are appalling. A lack of hygiene facilities, shortages in food and medicine make it tough for the camp’s residents and especially for the most vulnerable, women and children.

    Along with the decline in weather conditions, migrants have also had to brave snakes that are waking up from their winter hibernation and appearing more frequently inside the camp.

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