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Migrants: fences, funds and claims of discrimination

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By Euronews  with AFP
Migrants: fences, funds and claims of discrimination

Work is getting underway on a wire fence to control the flow of migrants from Slovenia to Austria.

This is the first time a barrier has gone up between two Schengen member countries.

Four kilometres from the border, 3.7 kilometres long and more than two metres high, the Austrian authorities say it is well within the agreed guidelines.

The Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia

At the border between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The human flow is met with questions.

Only people coming from active conflict zones are allowed to pass. The others can go no further and are stranded.

Pressure group Amnesty International says this amounts to discrimination

Germany reveals record number of migrants

Many of these people are heading for northern Europe and Germany.

Berlin says more than 206 thousand people arrived in the country in November – a record number that brings the total since January to more than 964 thousand.

UN appeals for money

In Geneva, the UN has launched a major appeal for increased humanitarian funding.