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Migrants bracing for the cold in Greece

Thursday, March 03, 2016 - 01:20

Migrants await another cold night at the Greece-Macedonia border. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Night falls along Greece's border with Macedonia. And here, migrants wait -- some bracing for another cold night. Others searching for normalcy -- trying to continue with the everyday as they face a future with few promises. Husam Jakal from Syria calls it a waiting game. (SOUNDBITE) (English) REFUGEE FROM DAMASCUS, SYRIA, HUSAM JAKAL, SAYING: "Every day we wake up and go fast to the borders, what's the number now? What's the number today? Did they let anybody go in, or no? And then we must come back to the lines, everywhere there is a line, for the water, for the food, everywhere." Overwhelmed with the number of migrant arrivals, Greece has asked for emergency funding from the EU. The European Union launched a new aid program Wednesday -- aimed at providing relief to provide to fund shelter, medical aid and other basic services. Greece now houses about 30,000 migrants -- some still stranded between a fearful past and uncertain future.

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Migrants bracing for the cold in Greece

Thursday, March 03, 2016 - 01:20