Saturday, March 26, 2016

Syrian Woman Has Baby at Greek Refugee Camp; Doctors of the World Assisted in N. Greece Birth

A 24-year-old Syrian woman gave birth today (March 26, 2016) to a girl at the sprawling Greek migrant encampment in Idomeni, a town in northern Greece that borders the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), according to the Associated Press website.

The birth -- in a tent lying on the railway tracks -- was assisted by volunteers from the aid group Doctors of the World. The woman has two other children.

More than 11,500 migrants and refugees are still at the makeshift camp, as FYROM has built a fence and shut its borders to them, as have other European countries near northern Greece.

The Greek government wants to empty the Idomeni encampment by next month, but has ruled out using force to do so.

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