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Shahira, 57, from Deir al-Zor knows that there's a widespread refugee fatigue: The numbers – over 1 million people fleeing by sea to Europe just in 2015 – have overwhelmed Western countries and publics. She also knows painfully well that – despite the strong efforts of many – Europe's system is failing Syrians like her.Syrians like Shahira represent the realities of Europe today: They are trapped in Greece and unable to safely and legally leave because of the EU-Turkey deal.On March 20 came the EU-Turkey deal, turning Moria into a detention center for refugees and sanctioning the return of asylum-seekers to Turkey. Tens of thousands of people, who planned to be only days in Greece, found themselves undeterminably stuck. The Idomeni camp metastasized to around 12,000 people, while resources dwindled and people could only keep faith the border would reopen. Turkey's Turkcell reaches strongest here. He cannot leave and journalists cannot enter the camp under the EU-Turkey deal.
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