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Migrants Struggle to Survive at Greek-Macedonian Border

Migrants stranded at the Greek-Macedonian border scrambled to feed themselves and keep warm as the Balkan route is shutting down.

Migrants who are waiting to cross the Greek-Macedonian border scuffle to get firewood near the village of Idomeni, Greece on March 6, 2016.

Macedonia closed its borders to all migrants and refugees this week — joining several Balkan countries in adding border restrictions.

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A migrant falls down when he's trying to get firewood, near the village of Idomeni, Greece on March 6, 2016.

Marko Djurica / Reuters

A man holds a bag package of bread among migrants who are reaching out for food from a truck, at a makeshift camp on the Greek-Macedonian border near Idomeni, Greece on March 10, 2016.  

Stoyan Nenov / Reuters

Migrants get excited and try to catch eggs from a truck at a makeshift camp on the Greek-Macedonian border near Idomeni, Greece on March 10, 2016.

Stoyan Nenov / Reuters

Migrants reach out for supplies from a truck at a makeshift camp on the Greek-Macedonian border near Idomeni, Greece on March 10, 2016.

Stoyan Nenov / Reuters

Migrants collect firewood at the Greek-Macedonian border near Idomeni, Greece on March 10, 2016.

Bad weather, especially the rainfall, worsened the migrants' living conditions.

Zoltan Balogh / EPA

A migrant pushes a cart with firewood back to the tent at the Greek-Macedonian border, near Idomeni, Greece on March 9, 2016.

Stoyan Nenov / Reuters

A young migrant boy drags firewood near a makeshift camp on the Greek-Macedonian border near Idomeni, Greece on March 9, 2016.

Stoyan Nenov / Reuters

A migrant child, waiting to cross the Greek-Macedonian border, carries firewood along a railway track during a foggy early morning near Idomeni, Greece on March 8, 2016.

Ognen Teofilovski / Reuters

A migrant warms up by a fire at a makeshift camp on the Greek-Macedonian border near Idomeni, Greece on March 10, 2016.

Stoyan Nenov / Reuters