Idomeni crisis: Confusion and uncertainty as Greek police move in on refugees
Journalist Stefan Schmid reports from Greece on the unfolding situation at the Idomeni refugee camp
HUNDREDS of Greek riot police donned their gear once again on Wednesday morning after a largely peaceful day of clearances from the Idomeni refugee camp on Tuesday.
Horrors of Idomeni: How refugees are losing the will to live as Europe looks on
As Greek police move in to disband the makeshift Idomeni camp, journalist Stefan Schmid gives a first-hand account of the brutal choices facing refugees there
FOR almost two years, refugees have travelled through Greece in their thousands, preparing to scale the Balkans in hope of a new life in central Europe. When it was announced that Macedonia would close its borders to all but the selected few, people continued to flock, settling in tents near the border, waiting for their chance to cross.
Scarier than war: One Afghan man's journey to the island of Lesvos
From the island of Lesvos in Greece, journalist Stefan Schmid speaks to one man from Afghanistan who, now separated from his family, feels he has been let down by the West
"For 13 years, thousands of Afghans have worked alongside our troops and our diplomats, often at great personal risk and many have even lost their lives. I came into the State Department determined to keep our promises to these brave men and women." (John Kerry, US secretary of state, 2014)