- Title: EUROPE-MIGRANTS/HUNGARY MORNING Afghan refugees register themselves in Hungary
- Date: 11th September 2015
- Summary: ROSZKE, HUNGARY (SEPTEMBER 11, 2015) (REUTERS) REFUGEE TENTS/BELONGINGS/TEDDY BEAR TEDDY BEAR WOMAN CRYING IN TENT WOMAN TAKING CHILD OUT OF TENT (SOUNDBITE) (English) REFUGEE FROM AFGHANISTAN, TARIK, SAYING: "Right now we want to go to Hungary and after that we start our life in Germany. And after that, if our country avoids, if our Afghani government avoids war, poverty and adversity for our country, that time we go back to our countries. We cannot live in another country, because a country is like a mother to every peoples." POLICE AND PEOPLE OUTSIDE BUS MAN POURING WATER ON HIS FACE CHILD HOLDING CUP VARIOUS OF PEOPLE ENTERING THE BUS UNDER POLICE ESCORT
- Embargoed: 26th September 2015 13:00
- Location: Hungary
- Country: Hungary
- Topics: General
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- Story Text: In the early hours of Friday (September 11) morning, a group of refugees in the Hungarian town of Rozke board a bus under police escort after deciding to officially register in the country.
One of the group, an Afghan refugee called Tarik, arrived in Hungary after travelling through the desert and across the Mediterranean, before travelling through Macedonia and Serbia.
He said he hoped to eventually return to his home country.
"Right now we want to go to Hungary and after that we start our life in Germany. And after that, if our country avoids, if our Afghani government avoids war, poverty and adversity for our country, that time we go back to our countries. We cannot live in another country, because a country is like a mother to every peoples," he said.
With no let up in violence in Iraq and Syria, four million of whose citizens are now refugees in neighbouring countries, Europe is facing a surge in migration from the Middle East and North Africa.
Hungary, a key transit country for migrants trying to reach richer and more welcoming countries such as Germany and Sweden, said it expected to finish building a fence along its border with Serbia by early October to help stem the flow of people coming in.
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