Teenage boy selling cigarettes at a makeshift stall. Illegal cigarette trade and blocking of railway tracks were among main reasons for Idomeni camp's shut down.
In 2015, Idomeni, a small village close to Greek/Macedonian border, became an informal crossing point for thousands of refugees travelling the Balkan Route. When Macedonia closed its borders for asylum seekers and migrants in March 2016, those who were denied entry set up camp in the vicinity of the railway station, hoping the border would open soon. Unofficial camp quickly grew to accommodate as many as 12-15 thousand people (according to different accounts). On May 24th, 2016 Greek authorities began moving refugees out of Idomeni Camp to various facilities, mostly in and around Thessaloniki.
These images are a testimony of last few days of camp's existence, time when basic infrastructure was already in place, settlement patterns were established and most people, though still uncomfortable, were slowly adapting to new reality.