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Idomeni – Human Bottleneck on EU’s doorstep

On one side of the Greek-Macedonian border lies the Greek village of Idomeni. It’s nestled between rolling hills and the local population stands at about 150 people. Walk one kilometre east from the village and you will find 12,000 refugees and migrants living in tents and improvised camps.

Thousands languish in tents in the Greek countryside transformed by recent rains into fields of mud. Conditions continue to deteriorate into what many say is a recipe for more misery. Woman and children make around 60% of the refugee camps population. According to
NGO volunteers working in the refugee camp people have become tired and their psychological state is sometimes critical.

Filip Warwick comments on human conflict, humanitarian crisis, historical and social issues in Central & Eastern Europe as well as the Middle East.

He has covered the 2014 Ukrainian Euromaidan Revolution, the war in eastern Ukraine, the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, the European refugee crisis, the Iraqi Civil War, the Syrian Civil War and refugees & migrants fleeing Libya.

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Awards Awards and acknowledgement for his work include International Color Awards, The Prix de la Photographie Paris: P×3, LensCulture Exposure Awards, IPA and MIFA.