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Thousands stuck in Budapest as Hungary refuses to allow migrants to travel

Around 3,000 migrants remain stranded outside Budapest’s main railway station as Hungarian authorities continue to refuse them to travel on to

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Around 3,000 migrants remain stranded outside Budapest’s main railway station as Hungarian authorities continue to refuse them to travel on to Germany and beyond.

The decision is a reversal of previous policy which has allowed train-loads
of undocumented people to leave the country, in violation of EU rules Hungary has been struggling to enforce.

Some are migrants seeking to escape poverty. Others are refugees fleeing violence and war in Syria. Together they have been forced to sleep on the street, starved of their basic, essential needs, in the hope of leaving Hungary and finding asylum in more rich and generous countries.

Some who managed to leave before the restrictions were imposed have been arriving in Munich.

The EU rule requiring asylum seekers to apply in the first EU country they reach has effectively been suspended, but until unifying action is taken, thousands more will remain stranded.

Photos: Nora Shenouda

Posted by euronews on 2015. szeptember 1.