*THOUSANDS OF MIGRANTS STRANDED ALL OVER GREECE
*MIGRANTS TEAR DOWN FENCES OF THESSALONIKI CAMP
*MARCH IN HUNDREDS IN CHAOTIC FORMATIONS ON THE MOTORWAYS TO BORDERS, WHICH ARE CLOSED
*CONFRONT RIOT POLICE ON MOTORWAY, BYPASS POLICE CHECK POINTS TWICE
*FORCED TO SET UP SPONTANEOUS CAMPS AROUND ROADBLOCKS AND BUSES ALONG THE MOTORWAY ATHENS TO MACEDONIA
*LOCAL AUTHORITIES SCRAMBLE TO FIND FOOD AND SHELTER, REQUISTION IN SCHOOL GYMS
*LARISA AND TEMPI LOCAL AUTHORITIES COMPLAINABOUT THE ABSENCE OF ANY GOVERNMENT HELP OR PLAN
*LEFT TO CAMP IN OPEN SQUARES IN ATHENS
*LEFT IN RAIN, RESIDENTS OPEN HALLWAYS TO GIVE THEM SHELTER
*THOUSANDS MORE ARRIVING EVERYDAY IN PIRAEUS
*TISPRAS FAILURE TO MAKE PREPARATIONS ENDANGERS LAW AND ORDER IN GREECE
*TSIPRAS CALLS MERKEL TO BULLY AUSTRIA AND THE BALKANS COUNTRIES TO KEEP BORDERS OPEN, FAILS
*THREATENS TO CEASE TO COOPERATE WITH EU SUMMITS
*PLANS FOR NATO SIPS TO START RETURNING MIGRANTS TO TURKEY FROM FRIDAY
*WEST BALKAN CONFERENCE IN VIENNA SAYS GOAL IS TO STOP MIGRANTS INFLUX, CLOSE BORDERS
*SURVIVAL OF EUROPE AT STAKE, SAYS AUSTRIAN INTERIOR MINISTER
*ONLY 50 MIGRANTS REACH GERMANY S BAVARIAN BORDER ON TUESDAY
*NO MIGRANTS REACH AUSTRIAN BORDER SINCE TUESDAY
A google translation of an article on Protothema.
Migrants threw the fence in center in Diavata- See what Piraeus Mytilene, Lamia, Trikala, Kozani, Grevena, Diavata, while borders are closed
Another dawn found Piraeus flooded with tens of thousands of refugees and migrants arriving on the ferry. The situation created after the closure of the borders are desperate, with thousands of people come daily to the islands, be promoted to the ferry to Piraeus and from there … scattered in cities across the country, the route from Athens until Idomeni. It is estimated that at this time in Greece there are 20,000 people, who can not leave, while Skopje announced that Towards just now at least 100 people will spend today borders!
Noon immigrants threw the fence in Diavata in order to start on borders. Many are they packed up their belongings and have already left the camp, and as stated by the Mayor of Thessaloniki Yiannis Boutari he visited the site of the incident time, “the situation is completely out of control.” “They have opened the fence in a couple points down and leave. Mainly leave young children. The camp has left many people, than at least I can judge, and can not physically prevent them neither the police nor the army because there is fear of causing incidents and “the mayor said.
Shortly before 11 am, the migrants were stuck in Tempe since yesterday decided to go on foot to Idomeni, bypassing the police officers who tried to stop them twice. Traffic on the road has not stopped, the refugees with their children walking on the pavement next to the trucks, and no one controls what happens. Eventually, some time later was given command of the traffic police to launch buses to drive them to their destination, without however clarifying whether directed towards Idomeni or the refugee center in Diavata
At 06:30 on Thursday morning they arrived in Piraeus 1,352 people with the Blue Star I of Chios and Mytilini while until noon and expected others. In the Piraeus welcome volunteers and are available and covered area to stay there. Then is “screening”, between those who have with them the necessary documents to go to Skopje and balances for now at least, are forced to stay here – or seek alternative passages.
Given that the borders with Macedonia remain essentially closed, people are trapped in mainland Greece, which has turned into an endless hot spot … Even if they manage to board the coach for Idomeni, the ticket for which prepaid the islands and costs, according to reports, EUR 50 for each adult and 25 euros for children, no one knows when and whether to go to a neighboring country in order to continue their journey to central and northern Europe, which is their final destination.
Grevena, Veria, Kozani and Larissa, but throughout the geographical line of cities from Athens to Idomeni, the situation is similar.
Idomeni: Just 100 will spend today in Skopje!
Just 100 refugees said they would allow, for now, the passage, the FYROM authorities, the time the camp in Idomeni has “flooded” with over 3,000 people in the former camp “Anagnostopoulou” in Diavata Thessaloniki there are about 2,000 while it is estimated that at various points in Greece, there are dozens of buses with 5,000 refugees. Characteristic of extremely low-pass flow is the fact that yesterday, from morning to noon, they were allowed to pass only 250 refugees, while the previous months there were days that passed the neutral zone Greece – Macedonia up to 2000 people.
In the parking lot of the national Salty 13 buses with 550 refugees
Crowded won for the third consecutive night in Car Supply Station near Sourpi Almyros where they remain trapped about 550 refugees and immigrants, mainly from Syria. The refugees found temporary shelter in the courtyard under appalling living conditions, while Almyrou municipality, the Metropolis of Demetrias and voluntary organizations, struggling to stand up to the challenge for the suffering refugees by whatever means and supplies have. This morning more than 550 refugees were at SAR Almyrou and municipality Almyros sent the municipal Social Services, Social Care and the “Help at Home” to assisting immigrants.
The Almyros municipality supplied the materials for 700 food rations to 111 Combat Wing, which arranged for the supply of refugees. The mayor Dimitris Almyrou Eseridis expressed his indignation at the situation, he had not been told by anyone to make the necessary preparations. The Almyros municipality does not have the necessary hosting infrastructure, argued and accused involved in big sloppy in the subject management.
Overall the SAR Almyrou are immobilized 13 buses. Yesterday afternoon arrived and the help from the Prefectural Committee of SYRIZA Magnesia, which also collected food and the members of the distributed to refugees.
Mytilene: Over 2,000 waiting to depart for Piraeus
At the same time, ready to depart for the interior of Greece is 1821 immigrants and refugees in Mytilini. Taken together, expected to depart today with the boat but also extraordinary ship to Piraeus route. If added to these and other 380 refugees departed at dawn the ship of infrequent route to Kavala, exceeds 2100 the number of those who will be added to the enclaved within Greece refugees and immigrants.
According to the Police Directorate of Lesvos yesterday until this morning, the hot spot of Moria identified 1476 people count decreased compared to Tuesday due to bad weather conditions prevailing in the region. Meanwhile noon today due to visit Mytilene European minister of Norway Eliza Aspaker affairs. The Minister will visit the hot spot of Moria and other landing sites and immigrant and refugee care.
Trikala 350 Syrians and Iraqis in the closed city
In the gymnasium of Bara Trikala transferred more than 350 refugees, mostly Syrians and Iraqis, which were welcomed by the authorities of the municipality of Trikala and voluntary groups. Citizens arrive with bags filled with essential items, while pharmacists expressed interest in contributing to medicines. Also, local businesses and help them in every way in tackling food shortages and water. In a statement the municipality of Trikala notes that the social structures of the municipality and in cooperation mobilized by the 5th DOE and the Hospital of Trikala, the necessary first aid given and all other medical assistance to those who / s need. Simultaneously, employees and oversee the proper distribution of food and other necessary products.
Kozani: From Monday immigrants in the closed city
Kozani the first buses with refugees and migrants arrived last Monday and since people are accommodated in closed city and their needs are serviced by city agencies, volunteers and the offer of ordinary citizens. Within the closed gym of Lefkovrysis, which hosts refugees and immigrants has created makeshift clinic and there continuously conducted preventive examinations, those who wish, but also to vulnerable groups who receive health care volunteer medical team of rescuers Kozani . According to the information, the facts have so far dealt with, mainly children with fever, upper respiratory tract infections in adults and occurs mainly gastroenteritis, various injuries of the musculoskeletal and respiratory infections.
Bearable state in Diavata
Meanwhile, in Diavata, where yesterday transferred the first refugees and immigrants, the situation as described illustrative spokeswoman Greek Union for Human Rights and Chairman of Thessaloniki Immigrant Integration Council Eleanna Ioannidou, “was better organized than I feared: dining room, prayer room, playground under construction, tents and small prefabricated in a row. ” “Buses gradually arrived, refugees landed, entered in waiting areas where people ‘Metadrasis’ them informed about their rights, taftopoiountan, passed, if necessary, by Médecins du Monde and went to the camp,” says Mr. Ioannidou.
The municipality of Thessaloniki, after the refusal of the Delta municipality, sending trash cans and arrange for their collection, willing, according to k.Ioannidou, sending tanks and to temporarily take over the collection while the first municipal community collects toys order to equip the playground in the camp. “However, the main problems are the chemical toilets are not enough and the lack of heating” said Mrs. Ioannidou.
Asked the first image was of the Relocation Center, the Mayor of Thessaloniki Yiannis Boutari called it excellent, on the subject of cleanliness reported to have come today garbage trucks by the municipality of Delta while the Thessaloniki municipality sent bins and a car for transportation.
For the next steps noted that there should be in the region a mini market to shop the essentials and should work inside the center a room with TV and music “that people feel at least that is welcome to follow some order. Otherwise they will stand up to leave everyone. ” Especially for children, he announced that he will come in consultation with the social welfare and non-governmental organizations to come to the field social workers and preschool teachers to look after them.