â€œWe donâ€™t have enough food. We have no other clothes. We canâ€™t look after our hygiene,â€ said J, a 26 year-old Syrian stuck on the Greece-Macedonian border in Idomeni for 10 days. As European borders go up, refugees and migrants are being left stranded and desperate.â€œThere is no safe way to continue our journey. The border is almost closed for us fleeing war,â€ said J. â€œI feel hopeless. I just want to live normally again.â€ In February, Austria said it would only accept a handful of asylum seekers and refugees a day, setting off a domino effect of borders being closed to the vast majority of those people fleeing war and poverty from the Middle East, Asia and Africa. On 9 March, Slovenia and neighbouring Croatia refused to allow the transit of most refugees through their territory. Serbia and Macedonia say they will do the same.