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Thousands of migrants pour into Austria

Thousands of migrants pour into Austria
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The long 'misery march' - thousands of migrants pour into Austria as they try to reach richer Western nations in search of a better and safer future.


Nearly 11,000 migrants walked into Austria on Sunday adding to the 10 and a half thousand who’d made the same journey the day before.

Aid agencies and the Red Cross were on hand to provide food, drink and medical help.

With so many people arriving the Austrian police have tried go guide the refugees away from the border town of Nickelsdorf on to trains and buses. Most appeared to be headed for Germany said a police officer.

Migrants arrive in Austria: On a grim march through countries that do not want them, the tens of thousands of …

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Euronews’s reporter spoke to one man – a Syrian from Aleppo – who described his perilous sea journey to get to Europe.

“Smugglers manipulate us, leave us no choice and they expose our lives to danger. we were nearly sixty people in the boat and it was over flowing when water began to seep in,” he said.

Meanwhile the migrants are being shuttled from one country to the next .
Faced with growing crowds on its territory after Hungary barricaded its border with Serbia against migrants heading north, Croatia has begun bring people to its border with Hungary, which has been shuttling them to reception centres near Austria.

European leaders who are bitterly divided will seek to find a credible response to the continent’s worst migration crisis since World War ll at an emergency summit this week.

Yesterday ( September 20) German chancellor Angela Merkel called on her counterparts to accept joint responsibility.

Reporting for euronews from the Hungarian side of the Beremend border crossing, Andrea Hajagos said at least transport was being organised by the Hungarians to take the refugees from Croatia to Austria but its unclear how long this organised travel will last.

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