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An elderly couple and their granddaughter stand beside their luggage in an unofficial migrant's camp on the Macedonian border. After five days waiting for the border to re-open they have decided to reeturn to Athens. The camp contains around 12,000 people who, now the border has been closed, face an uncertain future. On 18 March 2016, the EU and Turkey agreed a new plan to send all 'irregular migrants' arriving in the Greek islands back to Turkey. For each Syrian returned one Syrian living in Turkish camps will be allowed into the EU. But those already in Greece, who are no longer able to travel due to the closed border, will have to claim asylum and hope that countries abide by their agreements to share the 40,000 asylum seekers in Greece among the EU nations.