Stuck at the border
The refugee camp at the border city of Idomeni, between Greece and Macedonia, was unlike any other camp Europe had ever seen, up to the first months of 2016. It was a sight clearly saying, that that no matter how tall a wall is built, to keep refugees out, nothing can stop the hope of a better life.
But regardless of how compelling these dreams were, the border between these two countries was more or less closed-off, for most refugees to get through. Only a few Syrians and Iraqis were allowed to pass every day. The Macedonian government used the lock-downs in Austria and Serbia to explain why the 13.000-14.000 refugees ended-up stuck in Idomeni in Greece.