Desperate refugees in Greece turn to people smugglers

Following the Macedonian border closure, refugees pay smugglers and risk arrest to reach Western Europe.

    Refugees in Greece say they are beginning to lose hope of ever being relocated to Western Europe.

    Following the closure of the Macedonian border several weeks ago, some refugees have taken desperate measures to cross the border, paying smugglers or sneaking in at night.

    Al Jazeera's Mohamed Vall spoke to refugees - and a people smuggler - near the Greek city of Thessaloniki.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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