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Macedonia border camp helps send migrants on their way

Macedonia border camp helps send migrants on their way

The camp, perched on a dusty patch of ground amid agricultural fields, has only one nearby tap for running water. There's no place to buy food. There's not enough shelter from the summer sun as the temperature nears 90 degrees. The cries of hot, tired children are a constant soundtrack. But it's a place to rest for now for thousands of migrants, at least until the Macedonian government can speed them on their way. After clashes last week between truncheon-wielding police and migrants, authorities here have given up trying to stop people fleeing violence in their homelands from crossing Macedonia on the way to wealthy European Union countries. Instead they are working to...

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