The old name of Idomeni was Sehovo. It is located on the border with Macedonia and it is the last village of the “Greek railway tracks.
In 1936 the old name was changed to the Greek Idomeni like thousands of villages’ names in Greece in order to hide the last inkling that the powerful are the ones who draw the borders in their own interests.
The border separated families, friends, siblings, parents and children. Not Greeks from Macedonians but people who were born and raised within the same borders. The refugees from Syria, mostly Syrians but also Afghans who had already immigrated to the Middle East, sent away by their own war, and other nationalities as well, were gathered in Idomeni since 2014. More than 16.000 people were gathered in a distance of 20km between the border and the wired fence and the “door” that separated the “lucky” from the “unlucky ” ones. In the border that split the queues in half people bonded with one another becoming United so that they would never separate.
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