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Despite bad weather thousand refugees still transiting through Macedonia

Today approximately 1,000 people were transported by train from Macedonian - Greek border to the transit center in Tabanovce on Macedonian - Serbian border .The refugees told RFE that bad weather condition on the see is growing threat for the small boats and refugees who are coming from Turkish Izmir to the Greek islands. The situation in the refugee camp on the border zone between Macedonia and Greece is peaceful, and the transit of refugees coming from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq runs without any problems. According to the UNHCR yesterday on greek islands arrived approximately 2,400 migrants. Hungarian police officers are deployed on Macedonian border in order to help to control the migrants. According to the Interior Ministry since the beginning of the this year approximately 20 thousand refugees transited through Macedonia.