The First Anniversary of the European Borders Closure

In March 2016 some European countries shut borders in order to stop migration. One year later 62.000 people are still trapped in Greece. Less than 10.000 have been relocated so far. Video by Ania Domańska.

Since the Balkan route from Greece to northern Europe was shut down in March 2016 and with the additional strains of the EU-Turkey deal on 18th of March 2016, more than 62,000 refugees and migrants have been stranded in Greece, while new boats continue to arrive. European countries have relocated only less than 10000 amid continuing deep divisions over how to deal with the crisis. Thousands of men, women and children are facing a very uncertain future with very little information available to them, as they languish in limbo.


This piece was created as part of the Network 4 Debate project, supported by the International Visegrad Fund.


Ania Domanska is independent filmmaker reporting on migration since 2015, mainly from Greece and Balkans.