Harrowing pictures show the moment a mother is forced to wash her newborn baby in a puddle as migrants face appalling conditions in an overcrowded refugee camp on the Greek-Macedonian border.
More than 14,000 migrants are crammed into a camp near the village of Idomeni as Balkan countries continue to seal their borders to stop refugee families progressing further into Europe.
There have also been outbreaks of violence in the camp as aid organisations try to distribute medical supplies and food.
Greek officials have ruled out using force to remove migrants as conditions inside the camp become increasingly desperate.
Nikos Toskas, a deputy minister for public order, said: "We have to persuade them (to move) and we can't do that using tear gas. Half the people there are women and children."
Migrants sit on the rail tracks near the village of Idomeni
The camp has been hit by flooding in recent weeks
Macedonia closed its borders to all migrants and refugees this week after several Balkan countries and Austria began imposing restrictions in February.
The president of Macedonia has defended the decision, saying his country would have been 'flooded with jihadists' if it had accepted more refugees.
More than 14,000 migrants are currently living at the camp
Hundreds of migrants queue to receive food
He said: "If we had trusted Brussels and had not reacted on our own initiative, we would already have been flooded with jihadists."
The move has attracted criticism from a number of leading European politicians, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel .
Refugees plea with authorities to open the border
A barbed wire fence has been installed along the Greek-Macedonian border
Magir Asfour, who fled fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo, said: "Our tent is wet. We didn't sleep last night. It flooded.
"I'm carrying wood in the morning and my wife is waiting two hours in the rain to get a couple of sandwiches and an orange for my child."