Tweet the Greek PM: Don’t leave refugees out in the cold

Update 3 February 2016: Your response has been incredible - thank you. According to our sources on the ground, access has improved considerably and people have been arriving at the camp over the last few days.

However the camp is now at maximum capacity. Whilst this is an improvement, it means thousands remain stranded outside in cold at Polikastro. We'll continue to monitor the situation and push for European leaders to do more to help people trapped in this crisis.

Tonight thousands of people, including babies and the elderly, will be sleeping outside a petrol station at the Macedonian border with Greece.

Just 20km away in Idonemi, Greece, there is an NGO-run camp with heated shelter and other basic services – yet the Greek police are denying them access.

The camp is nowhere near full – it’s currently operating at less than a third of its capacity.

With temperatures dropping below zero – this is simply not acceptable. They have made long and dangerous journeys and are now being denied access to the warmth, food and safety of Idomeni camp.

The women, men and children arriving at Idomeni are in desperate need of humanitarian and medical help.

We no longer require you to tweet the Greek authorities. 

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