Macedonia declares ‘state of emergency’ queues of migrants in no-man’s land

The Macedonia-Greece border has been sealed to prevent thousands of refugees from crossing. Skopje declares emergency and drafts in military to help with crisis.

Macedonia declared a “state of emergency” Thursday and said it would mobilize the army to control an unprecedented influx of migrants from crossing its border from Greece. The move reverses previously lax border controls as thousands of refugees continue to arrive.

“Due to an increasing pressure on the southern border… it is estimated that bigger and more efficient control is needed in the region where illegal border crossings from the Greek side have been massively registered,” the government statement said, the AFP news agency reported.

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