Migrants and refugees show their ID papers as they wait to cross the Greece-Macedonia border near the vilage of Idomeni on November 20, 2015. AFP PHOTO / Sakis Mitrolidis
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The United Nations warned Friday that tightening restrictions imposed by countries along the migrant route through the Balkans is creating an increasingly untenable situation, stranding many outdoors amid plunging temperatures.IOM spokesman Joel Millman told reporters there were concerns that the numerous restrictions would push migrants to travel through Bulgaria and Albania where conditions are "much more onerous".The numbers of arrivals in Europe do not look set to subside.In the past the number of Mediterranean migrant crossings have fallen off in winter, but Edwards pointed out that most of those crossing now are fleeing conflict.
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