- Title: EUROPE-MIGRANTS/HUNGARY-TRAIN MORNING Syrian refugees board trains in Budapest
- Date: 1st September 2015
- Summary: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (SEPTEMBER 1, 2015) (REUTERS) LARGE CROWD OF MIGRANTS ON PLATFORM INSIDE BUDAPEST MAIN TRAIN STATION MAN HOLDING SLEEPING CHILD POLICEMEN ON PLATFORM BOY SITTING ON BENCH AND SLEEPING GIRL SITTING ON PLATFORM AND WAITING WOMEN WITH CHILDREN SITTING ON GROUND/CROWD OF MIGRANTS STANDING AROUND THEM THREE BOYS SLEEPING ON PLATFORM YOUNG MIGRANT MEN GETTING ONTO TRAIN WIDE OF PLATFORM AT TRAIN STATION OLD WOMAN IN WHEELCHAIR WITH TWO OTHER WOMEN STANDING NEXT TO HER ON PLATFORM LITTLE GIRL ON PLATFORM EATING BAG OF CHIPS SMALL GROUP OF MIGRANTS SITTING ON PLATFORM VARIOUS OF WOMAN BRUSHING LITTLE GIRL'S HAIR GROUP OF POLICEMEN ON PLATFORM POLICEMEN STANDING NEXT TO BARRIER INSIDE TRAIN STATION WITH MIGRANTS CROWDED ON THE OTHER SIDE SMALL MIGRANT BOYS HOLDING BARS MIGRANTS SITTING ON GROUND IN MAKESHIFT CAMP OUTSIDE TRAIN STATION BUILDING MAN SLEEPING ON GROUND/GROUP OF MIGRANTS PACKING UP TENT IN BACKGROUND WOMAN SLEEPING ON GROUND WOMAN COVERING HERSELF WITH BLANKET AND GOING TO SLEEP
- Embargoed: 16th September 2015 13:00
- Location: Hungary
- Country: Hungary
- Topics: General
- Reuters ID: LVA3JZ038PUNXV8Z2KM34PS9GPDV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Dozens of migrants crowded platforms at Budapest main train station before boarding morning trains travelling west to Austria and Germany on Tuesday morning (September 1).
The migrants, most of them fleeing Syria's civil war, hope they will be allowed entry into Austria so they can reach Germany, their most popular destination preferred.
Austrian authorities let through at least four trains carrying large numbers of migrants from Hungary on Monday (August 31), effectively giving up attempts to apply EU rules which bar entrance to refugees who had already claimed asylum in Hungary.
Others, mostly those without money for tickets or necessary papers, could be seen sleeping in tents and in open air in the area around the station building.
The migrants' plight highlights the huge challenge facing the European Union, which has eliminated border controls between 26 states of the "Schengen area" but requires new asylum seekers to apply in the first country they enter - in this case Hungary.
Most of the migrants have no intention of staying in Hungary but aim to reach wealthy western European countries.
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