Refugee crisis: Northern Greece struggles to house new arrivals

The second-largest city in northern Greece, Thessaloniki, has apparently run out of room completely to house new arrivals.

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    Refugee support agencies are reporting a surge in homelessness in northern Greece.

    The surge is being attributed to the big rise in refugees avoiding the Greek islands and using the land border from Turkey across the Evros river into Greece instead.

    The main city in northern Greece, Thessaloniki, has apparently run out of room completely to house new arrivals.

    Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from Thessaloniki, Greece.


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