- Title: EUROPE-MIGRANTS/SERBIA MORNING Migrants leave Serbia to cross into Hungary
- Date: 27th August 2015
- Summary: SERBIAN BORDER WITH HUNGARY, NEAR HORGOS, SERBIA (AUGUST 27, 2015) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF MIGRANTS WITH CHILDREN GETTING OFF SMALL BUS MAN HOLDING CHILD PASSING BY CAMERA VARIOUS OF MIGRANTS WALKING ALONG RAILWAY TRACK TOWARDS HUNGARY MIGRANTS PASSING BY CAMERA VARIOUS OF MIGRANTS RESTING AND SLEEPING ON GROUND NEXT TO ROAD MIGRANTS RESTING ON PAVEMENT IN VILLAGE SYRIAN MIGRANT FROM ALEPPO, MOHAMMED, COMBING HAIR (SOUNDBITE) (English) SYRIAN MIGRANT FROM ALEPPO, MOHAMMED, SAYING: "Germany, Holland... But I want to go to Holland, if Hungary (does not take) fingerprints (from) me. Yes." MIGRANTS RESTING (SOUNDBITE) (English) SYRIAN MIGRANT FROM ALEPPO, MOHAMMED, SAYING: "I got life, I got health, I got teach. Everything good in Holland." VARIOUS OF GROUP OF MIGRANTS SLEEPING NEXT TO ROAD MIGRANT SITTING ON GROUND SHOES AND SOCKS LEFT TO DRY ON BARBED WIRE CLOSE OF BABY SLEEPING IN WOMAN'S LAP WOMAN WITH TWO CHILDREN SITTING ON GROUND CLOSE OF BABY SLEEPING MAN CARRYING BABY VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WALKING ALONG RAILWAY TRACK TOWARDS HUNGARY
- Embargoed: 11th September 2015 13:00
- Location: Serbia
- Country: Serbia
- Topics: General
- Reuters ID: LVA27FY73AO6GJRZOYYRLINMNR9G
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The flow of migrants - mostly Syrians escaping war-affected areas - continued on Serbia's northern border on Thursday (August 27), as hundreds walk on foot towards Hungary hoping for a better life in western Europe.
Busloads of migrants keep arriving at border villages in northern Serbia, bringing people who entered the country in the south through Macedonia.
After a short rest, most of them resumed their journey towards the last hurdle on their way, the border with Hungary, which also marks the beginning of EU's passport-free area.
But most migrants want to avoid registering for asylum in Hungary as they are worried this might prevent them from seeking asylum in other, richer, EU countries.
"Germany, Holland... But I want to go to Holland, if Hungary (does not take) fingerprints (from) me. Yes," Muhammed from Aleppo said.
Near the border village in Horgos, migrants walk on foot several kilometres along an abandoned railway track towards Hungary, which cuts through the fence that Hungarian authorities are building to stem the flow of people.
According to United Nations, some 3,000 people are expected to cross the route daily in the coming months, most of them refugees fleeing the war in Syria.
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