IDOMENI, Greece — On the Greek border with Macedonia, Idomeni was once sleepy and picturesque village. Now, it’s crowded and the air is thick with smoke from open fires and hundreds of flimsy tents crowded on the fields around the train station.
But the trains have stopped running, and nearly 10,000 people — most of them refugees of war — are stranded here on the edge of Europe.
On March 18, the European Union and Turkey agreed on a deal aimed to keep migrants and refugees out of the EU. But the implications of the deal are unclear.
And reliable information — the most precious commodity for these refugees — is hard to come by.