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Idomeni Refugee Camp 13
Idomeni
By Francesco Pistilli
20 Apr 2016

Bilal,13, from Syria, is a self-described geek. He wants to study and learn English and German, but he needs new books and wants to reach Germany as soon as possible to go to school and learn more about the world. He sits on an abandoned car while translating verbs from Arabic to English.

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In Limbo in Idomeni Refugee Camp
Idomeni, Greece
By Francesco Pistilli
19 Apr 2016

This collection of photos documents daily life in the Idomeni camp where refugees live in limbo on the border between Greece and Macedonia. Some refugees who were photographed are identified by an initial because they did not want their names used.

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Idomeni Refugee Camp 12
Idomeni
By Francesco Pistilli
19 Apr 2016

R., 32, from Syria kisses her nephew. They live in an abandoned train at Idomeni railway station in Greece, at the border with Macedonia. Some 12,000 refugees live in small tents and the ruins of an old railway station in Idomeni.

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Idomeni Refugee Camp 20
Idomeni
By Francesco Pistilli
19 Apr 2016

A night shot of the border fence between Greece and Macedonia at the Idomeni camp.

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Idomeni Refugee Camp 18
Idomeni
By Francesco Pistilli
18 Apr 2016

Raha, 41, from Syria, is in Idomeni with two sisters. She waits to reach her two sons, aged 15 and 20, who arrived in Germany months ago. Raha is still stuck here after two months.

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Idomeni Refugee Camp 19
Idomeni
By Francesco Pistilli
18 Apr 2016

A Kurdish girl spends an evening playing with a recycled table football game at Idomeni refugee camp, a makeshift camp on the Greek-Macedonian border where thousands of refugees are stranded.

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Idomeni Refugee Camp 11
Idomeni
By Francesco Pistilli
15 Apr 2016

Panagiota Vasileiadou, also called "the Idomeni refugees' grandmother" is a 82 year-old Greek woman who houses five Syrian refugees in her home.

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Idomeni Refugee Camp 17
Idomeni
By Francesco Pistilli
15 Apr 2016

In a improvised cinema, refugee children watch a cartoon movie at the makeshift camp of Idomeni, in Greece. Movies keep refugee children entertained, despite all the sorrow and trials they face.

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Idomeni Refugee Camp 10
Idomeni
By Francesco Pistilli
14 Apr 2016

A Pakistani group of between 50 and 70 refugees live in an abandoned hotel building close to the Greek-Macedonian border in Idomeni, Greece.

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Idomeni Refugee Camp 16
Idomeni
By Francesco Pistilli
14 Apr 2016

Syrian refugees have dinner along the railway at Idomeni camp. The railway connection has been blocked for a month by refugees who are protesting Macedonia's decision not to let them through. Police have tried to clear the tracks but refugees still resist and occupy the railway while waiting for an European solution.

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Idomeni Refugee Camp 08
Idomeni
By Francesco Pistilli
13 Apr 2016

Asif, 23, from Pakistan, is living in an abandoned building with about 50 people along the highway that runs close to the border with Macedonia.

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Idomeni Refugee Camp 09
Idomeni
By Francesco Pistilli
13 Apr 2016

S. is from Pakistan and he lives in an abandoned building along the highway that runs close to the Greek border with Macedonia. He shares a little room with four to six other "travel mates". They have been waiting and surviving here for two months without electricity, windows, doors and bathrooms.

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Idomeni Refugee Camp 07
Idomeni
By Francesco Pistilli
06 Apr 2016

M., 24, from Aleppo, shows shocking evidence of torture in Assad's prisons. He says he was arbitrarily jailed and tortured for 4 months. M. is living in the ruins of an old railway station in Idomeni, Greece.

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Idomeni Refugee Camp 15
Idomeni
By Francesco Pistilli
05 Apr 2016

Around 12.000 refugees live in small tents and the ruins of an old railway station in Idomeni at the Greek border with Macedonia.

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Idomeni Refugee Camp 14
Idomeni
By Francesco Pistilli
04 Apr 2016

A Kurdish boy sits by a fire in a railway repairs hangar where thousand of refugees have set up their tents at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni.

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Idomeni Refugee Camp 05
Idomeni
By Francesco Pistilli
02 Apr 2016

Refugees queue daily for food in Idomeni, a railway station in Greece at the border with Macedonia.

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Idomeni Refugee Camp 06
Idomeni
By Francesco Pistilli
02 Apr 2016

People protest after mouldy food was given to a group of refugees in Idomeni camp, Greece. Part of a meal distributed by a Greek NGO was delivered rotten and was soon thrown out, leaving people very angry and exhausted.

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Idomeni Refugee Camp 03
Idomeni
By Francesco Pistilli
01 Apr 2016

Kurdish families have dinner along the tracks in an abandoned hangar of Idomeni railway station near the Greek border with Macedonia.

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Idomeni Refugee Camp 04
Idomeni
By Francesco Pistilli
01 Apr 2016

Idomeni railway station at night. More than 10,000 refugees are living in small tents and the ruins of an old railway station in Idomeni, Greece. The camp stretches out for hundreds of meters along the railway tracks that cross the border between Greece and Macedonia.

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Idomeni Refugee Camp 22
Idomeni
By Francesco Pistilli
01 Apr 2016

A veiled woman walks during the misty dawn at Idomeni refugee camp, on the Greek border with Macedonia.

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Idomeni Refugee Camp 01
Idomeni
By Francesco Pistilli
31 Mar 2016

A Muslim woman prays in the early morning at Idomeni refugee camp at the Greek border with Macedonia.
About 12.000 refugees are living in small tents and the ruins of an old railway station in Idomeni. The Idomeni camp stretches out for hundreds of yards along the railway track that crosses the border, and for hundreds of yards on either side. The vast majority sleeps in camping tents set directly on the muddy fields, or the coarse gravel of the railway tracks.

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Idomeni Refugee Camp 02
Idomeni
By Francesco Pistilli
31 Mar 2016

Migrants sit in the cold light of the early morning at Idomeni refugee camp at the Greek border with Macedonia.

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Idomeni Refugee Camp 21
Idomeni
By Francesco Pistilli
31 Mar 2016

"Hotel Hara" is a makeshift refugee camp on the forecourt of a petrol station near the Idomeni refugee camp, on the Greek-Macedonian border.

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Anti-Migrant Protests Following New Y...
Cologne, Germany
By Andrew Nunn
09 Jan 2016

Raw footage of ANTIFA, PEGIDA, ProNRW, Hogesa hooligans, and other groups protesting and counter protesting one another, following sexual assaults, rapes, and muggings over New Years Eve in the city center and in the Cologne Central Station on January 9th, 2016.

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Cologne Anti-Migrant Protest After Ne...
Cologne, Germany
By Andrew Nunn
06 Jan 2016

Hundreds of members of Antifa counter-protesting a ProNRW and Pegida protest at the Cologne Central Station on 6 January 2016.

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Refugees in Red Cross Tents in Austri...
Nickelsdorf, Austria
By danubestory
07 Sep 2015

Thousands of refugees entered Austria on foot from Hungary on Saturday and Sunday. Austria and Germany opened borders for them after they got stuck in Budapest train station Keleti for several days. Refugees walked on foot and were later taken by 60 buses from Hungarian authorities to the border which they crossed on foot. After stopping buses, some people decided to walk to Austria, some were donated with train and bus tickets from Hungarian citizens and charities and some were driven to the border by people in private cars.
In Austria, exausted refugees got warm welcome from Red Cross people, social workers of Bundeswehr and volunteers. People donated food, drinks, clothes, toys to them.
In the bordertown of Nickelsdorf, refugees can rest and wait for trains and buses to Vienna and Germany. German police took controll over the situation and trains are guarded by German policemen. Refugees wait near railway station or in the hangar built originally for famous Nova Rock music festival. There are hygienical facilities, warm blankets, field beds, food, drinks, donated clothers and shoes. For children, toys and various activities are prepared.
Numbers of refugees resting in hangar are changing. At this time, approximately 300 people are waiting for next transport to Germany. Another 100 is waiting in the railway station. For those crossing the border by foot, the buses are waiting directly there and transport them to the train.
„Austria is perfect,“ thanks Ibrahim, young man from Syria for everything. „Austrian people gave us smile, hug, food. We feel welcomed here.“ They blame Hungary for getting them closed in railway station in Budapest with no facilities and for police actions they experienced there. Despite all, children are full of energy. They discover new toys and want to try each facility the hangar and outside land offer to them. They can draw, paint, bicycle, play footbal, take toys which they like. They want to spend every moment by playing and doing things so natural for their age – and different from those they experienced along their journey from war zones.
There are also newborn babies. Nadja whose parents are from Afghanistan was born on the way, in Greece, six weeks ago. Her young mother managed to continue walking to Austria.
Further she will continue in comfortable speed train, offered for free by Austrian and German authorities.
During the weekend, 12 000 asylum seekers entered Austria and continued towards Germany.

00:00: W/S: Hangar originally built for Nova Rock music festival is now full of refugees who rest here before last part of their journey, to Germany.
00:07: W/S: Young men playing football in front of a hangar in Nickelsdorf while waiting for transport to Germany.
00:14: M/S: Man resting in front of a hangar in Nickelsdorf while waiting for transport to Germany.
00:21: W/S: People resting after exhausting walk thru Hungary towards Austrian border.
00:28: M/S: Refugees discussing while resting and waiting for transport to Germany in a hangar in Nickelsdorf.
00:35: M/S: Refugees receiving food from volunteers in hangar in Nickelsdorf, Austria.
00:42: M/S: Refugees receiving food from volunteers in hangar in Nickelsdorf, Austria.
00:49: M/S: Refugees resting and waiting for transport to Germany in a hangar in Nickelsdorf.
00:56: D/S: Man resting before next journey to the Germany.
01:03: SOT: Sabine Lamberti, a volunteer:
No, not really. Why sould we be afraid? I mean, there are bad people, maybe there are bad people, but you also have bad people in Austria. Do you know what I mean? I mean in every country you have good people and you have bad people. It does have nothing to do with the nationality.
01:28: D/S: Welcome to Europe – Austrian volunteers have written on the Hungarian – Austrian border to show to the refugees different attitude towards them as they experienced in Budapest.
01:35: D/S: Sabine Lamberti welcoming new refugees who already reached Austria.
01:45: D/S: Woman trying to find suitable clean clothers for her family among things donated by Austrian people.
01:53: W/S: Ambulance vehicles and mobile toilets near the railway station in bordertown of Nickelsdorf from where special refugee trains to Vienna and Germany depart.
01:59: M/S: Refugees waiting for train to Germany in Nickelsdorf railway station.
02:07: M/S: TV crews working on Nickelsdorf railway station, covering the migration crisis.
02:15: W/S: Refugees entering the special train in railway station in Nickelsdorf which will transport them to Vienna for the next train to Germany.
02:22: W/S: Refugees entering the special train in railway station in Nickelsdorf which will transport them to Vienna for the next train to Germany.
02:29: W/S: Special train for refugees is departing from Nickelsdorf.

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Refugees in Red Cross Tents in Austria
Nickelsdorf, Austria
By danubestory
07 Sep 2015

Thousands of refugees entered Austria on foot from Hungary on Saturday and Sunday. Austria and Germany opened borders for them after they got stuck in Budapest train station Keleti for several days. Refugees walked on foot and were later taken by 60 buses from Hungarian authorities to the border which they crossed on foot. After stopping buses, some people decided to walk to Austria, some were donated with train and bus tickets from Hungarian citizens and charities and some were driven to the border by people in private cars.
In Austria, exausted refugees got warm welcome from Red Cross people, social workers of Bundeswehr and volunteers. People donated food, drinks, clothes, toys to them.
In the bordertown of Nickelsdorf, refugees can rest and wait for trains and buses to Vienna and Germany. German police took controll over the situation and trains are guarded by German policemen. Refugees wait near railway station or in the hangar built originally for famous Nova Rock music festival. There are hygienical facilities, warm blankets, field beds, food, drinks, donated clothers and shoes. For children, toys and various activities are prepared.
Numbers of refugees resting in hangar are changing. At this time, approximately 300 people are waiting for next transport to Germany. Another 100 is waiting in the railway station. For those crossing the border by foot, the buses are waiting directly there and transport them to the train.
"Austria is perfect,“ thanks Ibrahim, young man from Syria for everything. "Austrian people gave us smile, hug, food. We feel welcomed here." They blame Hungary for getting them closed in railway station in Budapest with no facilities and for police actions they experienced there. Despite all, children are full of energy. They discover new toys and want to try each facility the hangar and outside land offer to them. They can draw, paint, bicycle, play footbal, take toys which they like. They want to spend every moment by playing and doing things so natural for their age – and different from those they experienced along their journey from war zones.
There are also newborn babies. Nadja whose parents are from Afghanistan was born on the way, in Greece, six weeks ago. Her young mother managed to continue walking to Austria.
Further she will continue in comfortable speed train, offered for free by Austrian and German authorities.
During the weekend, 12 000 asylum seekers entered Austria and continued towards Germany.

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00:00 SOT: Sabine Lamberti, a Austrian volunteer:
No, not really. Why sould we be afraid? I mean, there are bad people, maybe there are bad people, but you also have bad people in Austria. Do you know what I mean? I mean in every country you have good people and you have bad people. It does have nothing to do with the nationality. I by myself I own a castle, Schloss Konigshof, that´s in Bruckneudorf, and I should get first refugees next week who will live in my castle because my castle is very big, I have 60 500 square metres just living alone with two dogs. So I said: Okay, there are such a lot of people who are sleeping on the street in Traiskirchen who don´t have anymore a place, living in tents in the street, on the floor. So I open my castle and I will have the people to say: Welcome and live in my castle. Next week I should get the first.
I am here because I want to help that people who are such a long time on the trip to come in a country where is no war, where nobody is behind them, and to help them and to say: Hello, welcome, welcome, welcome.
There were people with who I was crying when the came from the bus. They are so nice. They are coming here with nothing, with flipflops on their feet, and yesterday evening it was so cold and such a wind. And to help them – everybody has to do it. They are human beings and we should all together help them.
00:09: W/S: Hangar originally built for Nova Rock music festival is now full of refugees who rest here before last part of their journey, to Germany.
00:16: W/S: Young men playing football in front of a hangar in Nickelsdorf while waiting for transport to Germany.
00:23: M/S: Man resting in front of a hangar in Nickelsdorf while waiting for transport to Germany.
00:30: W/S: People resting after exhausting walk thru Hungary towards Austrian border.
00:38: M/S: Refugees discussing while resting and waiting for transport to Germany in a hangar in Nickelsdorf.
00:44: M/S: Refugees receiving food from volunteers in hangar in Nickelsdorf, Austria.
00:51: M/S: Refugees receiving food from volunteers in hangar in Nickelsdorf, Austria.
00:58: M/S: Refugees resting and waiting for transport to Germany in a hangar in Nickelsdorf.
01:05: D/S: Man resting before next journey to the Germany.
01:12: SOT: Sabine Lamberti, a volunteer
01:20: D/S: Welcome to Europe – Austrian volunteers have written on the Hungarian – Austrian border to show to the refugees different attitude towards them as they experienced in Budapest.
01:28: D/S: Sabine Lamberti welcoming new refugees who already reached Austria.
01:38: D/S: Woman trying to find suitable clean clothers for her family among things donated by Austrian people.
01:45: W/S: Ambulance vehicles and mobile toilets near the railway station in bordertown of Nickelsdorf from where special refugee trains to Vienna and Germany depart.
01:52: M/S: Refugees waiting for train to Germany in Nickelsdorf railway station.
01:59: M/S: TV crews working on Nickelsdorf railway station, covering the migration crisis.
02:27: W/S: Refugees entering the special train in railway station in Nickelsdorf which will transport them to Vienna for the next train to Germany.
02:15: W/S: Refugees entering the special train in railway station in Nickelsdorf which will transport them to Vienna for the next train to Germany.
02:22: W/S: Special train for refugees is departing from Nickelsdorf.

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Refugees Cross Greek-Macedonian Borde...
Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
24 Aug 2015

Portrait of an old man among the refugees as he waits to cross the border from Greece to Macedonia. Idomeni, August 24, 2015.

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Refugees Cross Greek-Macedonian Borde...
Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
24 Aug 2015

Refugees walk among the fields towards the Greek-Macedonian border. Idomeni, August 24, 2015.

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Refugees Cross Greek-Macedonian Borde...
Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
24 Aug 2015

A small child cries because of the tension as refugees wait to cross the Greek-Macedonian border. Idomeni, August 24, 2015.

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Refugees Cross Greek-Macedonian Borde...
Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
24 Aug 2015

Refugees wait to cross the Greek-Macedonian border. Idomeni, August 24, 2015.

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Refugees Cross Greek-Macedonian Borde...
Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
24 Aug 2015

Refugees among the fields walk towards the Greek-Macedonian border. Idomeni, August 24, 2015.

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Refugees Cross Greek-Macedonian Borde...
Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
24 Aug 2015

A small child on her mother's arms among a group of refugees waiting for the permission from the Macedonian border police to cross the Greek-Macedonian border. Idomeni, August 24, 2015.

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Refugees Cross Greek-Macedonian Borde...
Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
24 Aug 2015

A small child on his father's arms and the Macedonian border police on the Greek-Macedonian border. Idomeni, August 24, 2015.

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Refugees Cross Greek-Macedonian Borde...
Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
24 Aug 2015

A small tension between refugees waiting to cross the Greek-Macedonian border and the Macedonian border police. Idomeni, August 24, 2015.

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Refugees Cross Greek-Macedonian Borde...
Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
24 Aug 2015

Refugees sit down on the train tracks as they wait to cross the Greek-Macedonian border. Idomeni, August 24, 2015.

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Refugees Cross the Greek-Macedonian B...
Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
23 Aug 2015

Refugees cross the border from Greece to Macedonia to board on trains that will take them to the Macedonian-Serbian border.

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Refugees Cross Greek-Macedonian Borde...
Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
23 Aug 2015

Refugees wait to be transported by train to the Macedonian-Serbian border while the Macedonian border police is guarding them. Gevgelija, August 23, 2015.

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Refugees Cross Greek-Macedonian Borde...
Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
23 Aug 2015

Refugees, among the children, are waiting in the line to board on the train that will take them to the Macedonian-Serbian border. Gevgelija, August 23, 2015.

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Refugees Cross Greek-Macedonian Borde...
Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
23 Aug 2015

Refugees are crossing the Greek-Macedonian. Gevgelija, August 23, 2015.