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Syrian woman gives birth at Idomeni refugee camp

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TAGS: Migration

A 24-year-old Syrian woman has given birth to a girl at the sprawling Greek migrant encampment in Idomeni, near the border with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

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, even though FYROM has shut its border to them, as have other Balkan countries along what used to be the refugees main route to central Europe.

Efforts continue to relocate the migrants to so-called "transit centers" across Greece. The Greek government wants to empty the Idomeni encampment by next month, but has ruled out using coercive measures.

[AP]

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