Macedonia: Authorities erect fence on Greek border to stem refugee flow

Macedonian authorities began building a fence on the country's border with Greece near the Macedonian border town of Gevgelija, Tuesday, in a bid to stem the flow of refugees entering the country. Construction work was underway after bulldozers cleared the area. Meanwhile, refugees rested in a makeshift camp set up in Gevgelija before waiting to board trains that will allow them to continue their journey towards Tabanovce, on the border with Serbia. More than 218,000 refugees arrived in Europe in October alone according to UN data, with all but 8,000 of them arriving in Greece. Once in Greece, many refugees head to north of border in an attempt to reach Germany, making Macedonia one of the hot spots for those passing through.

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