Providing Essential Aid to Syrian Refugees in Macedonia
by Lúgh ó Braonáin
We have instructed our partners in Macedonia to provide emergency relief to Syrian refugees who've escaped conflict.
The refugees, who are attempting to pass into Northern European countries from Macedonia, are sleeping rough, travelling soaked and exhausted and carrying nothing but the clothes on their backs.
Several thousands rain-soaked refugees have been arriving in Gevgelija, which borders Greece on treacherous journeys from Syria. Many were trapped in the border area between Greece and Macedonia for days when they first arrived earlier this month.
The Syrian refugees, hoping to cross Macedonia, are now in desperate need of support and relief.