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Hungary: Refugees wait to board buses as rain pours down in Roszke01:18

Hungary: Refugees wait to board buses as rain pours down in Roszke

Hungary, Roszke
September 10, 2015 at 19:54 GMT +00:00 · Published

Refugees waited in the rain at the makeshift camp in Roszke as buses arrived to take them to different reception centres across Hungary, Thursday.

The refugees, many of whom come from Syria, have been left stranded in Hungary after authorities cracked down on their onward passage to western Europe, closing train and bus stations and stepping up border patrols. The government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban has blamed other European countries for the crisis, in particular Germany, which last month stated it would grant asylum seekers from Syria special status.

Several eastern European leaders have joined Orban in attempting to discourage migration routes through Europe while other European states including France and Germany have called for a mandate allowing large numbers of refugees to settle within the European Union, with member states sharing the responsibility.

Hungary: Refugees wait to board buses as rain pours down in Roszke01:18
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Refugees waited in the rain at the makeshift camp in Roszke as buses arrived to take them to different reception centres across Hungary, Thursday.

The refugees, many of whom come from Syria, have been left stranded in Hungary after authorities cracked down on their onward passage to western Europe, closing train and bus stations and stepping up border patrols. The government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban has blamed other European countries for the crisis, in particular Germany, which last month stated it would grant asylum seekers from Syria special status.

Several eastern European leaders have joined Orban in attempting to discourage migration routes through Europe while other European states including France and Germany have called for a mandate allowing large numbers of refugees to settle within the European Union, with member states sharing the responsibility.

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