- Title: EUROPE-MIGRANTS/HUNGARY ROSZKE MORE ARRIVALS Migrants cross Serbia-Hungary border
- Date: 11th September 2015
- Summary: ROSZKE, HUNGARY (SEPTEMBER 11, 2015) (REUTERS) PEOPLE WALKING ON THE RAIL TRACKS FROM SERBIA WOMEN SITTING ON THE RAIL TRACKS AND EATING VARIOUS OF NEWLY ARRIVED REFUGEES FOOD BEING DISTRIBUTED POLICEMEN WITH MASKS VARIOUS OF AID WORKERS OFFERING FOOD TO PEOPLE ARRIVING (SOUNDBITE) (English) SYRIAN REFUGEE, JASSER, SAYING: "It's not extremely difficult, but it's difficult, you know, lots of walking, lots of waiting, mainly the basic things that we need is of course not available on the road. So you have to gather around and walk away as a group, yes." VARIOUS OF GROUP OF SYRIANS GETTING OUT OF DUTCH VAN AND GETTING ON BUS BUS LEAVING (SOUNDBITE) (German), MEMBER OF MALTESER INTERNATIONAL AID GROUP, BEHROUZ ASADI, SAYING: "Roszke is a story in itself. As you can see, it is really chaotic here. People are confused. A big group just arrived, we estimate around 1,000 have broken out [into groups]. 300 have arrived here so far." PEOPLE WALKING ALONG RAILWAY
- Embargoed: 26th September 2015 13:00
- Location: Hungary
- Country: Hungary
- Topics: General
- Reuters ID: LVA19CTM98CNI1UB57HSNA0L222Y
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- Story Text: Migrants continued to stream across the border from Serbia into Hungary on Friday (September 11), despite the central European country's increasingly tough stance on their presence.
Hungary's right-wing leader Viktor Orban said on Friday strict new immigration laws would come into effect next week, when migrants who cross the country's border illegally will be arrested.
More than 170,000 migrants have been recorded entering Hungary so far this year through the EU's external border with Serbia, where Orban's government is building a 3.5-metre (11.5-foot) high wall. Countless others may have entered without registering.
Most try to avoid being registered in Hungary for fear of being stranded there or returned there later on, encouraged by a temporary agreement by Germany and Austria to accept refugees.
In Roszke, on the border with Serbia, Jasser, a refugee from Syria, described the ordeal of having to journey overland through Europe.
"It's not extremely difficult, but it's difficult, you know, lots of walking, lots of waiting, mainly the basic things that we need is of course not available on the road. So you have to gather around and walk away as a group, yes," he said.
An aid worker at the border said the situation was becoming chaotic.
"Roszke is a story in itself. As you can see, it is really chaotic here. People are confused. A big group just arrived, we estimate around 1,000 have broken out [into groups]. 300 have arrived here so far," said Behrouz Asadi.
Hungary has emerged as the main entry point for migrants reaching the EU by land across the Balkan Peninsula.
Orban has urged the EU to help Greece, the first EU landing point for the migrants, many of them refugees from conflicts in Syria, Iraq or Afghanistan who head on through Macedonia and Serbia to Hungary.
Hungary has accused Greece of shirking its responsibility under EU rules, as the first entry point into the bloc, to register and process asylum requests by migrants arriving by boat from Turkey.
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