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In-pictures: Red Cross builds temporary shelters for migrants in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

The Red Cross of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has erected 15 Ikea model houses in Gevgelija near the border with Greece and 9 in Tabanovce on the Serbian border for families to use as a resting place. Corinne Ambler/IFRC

 

The Red Cross of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has erected 15 Ikea model houses in Gevgelija near the border with Greece and 9 in Tabanovce on the Serbian border for families to use as a resting place. The houses provide shade from the sun, and protection from the rain as well as privacy. Corinne Ambler/IFRC

 

The Red Cross of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has erected 15 Ikea model houses in Gevgelija near the border with Greece and 9 in Tabanovce on the Serbian border for families to use as a resting place. The houses provide shade from the sun, and protection from the rain as well as privacy. Corinne Ambler/IFRC

 

The model houses are provided by UNHCR and erected by volunteers from the Red Cross emergency rescue unit. They will have light from solar panels and the team manager Igor Jordanovski says he is investigating the possibility of equipping them with electricity. He says there will be the ability to close the shelters on all four sides during the colder winter months if people are still crossing the border then. Corinne Ambler/IFRC

 


The Red Cross has 48 Ikea model houses in total and anticipates all will be erected at the two borders within the next few weeks. Corinne Ambler/IFRC

 

The houses provide shade from the sun, and protection from the rain as well as privacy. Corinne Ambler/IFRC

 

Thousands of migrants have crossed through the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia since 1 June 2015 trying to get to Europe after leaving conflict ridden countries like Syria. Corinne Ambler/IFRC


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