- Title: EUROPE-MIGRANTS/HUNGARY-UPDATE Migrants rest at Hungarian border region of Roszke
- Date: 27th August 2015
- Summary: ROSZKE, HUNGARY (AUGUST 27, 2015) (REUTERS) REFUGEES AT "COLLECTION POINT" ON HUNGARIAN BORDER VARIOUS OF REFUGEES RESTING BETWEEN RUBBISH CHILD PLAYING IN FIELD REFUGEE ARRIVES AT FIELD EMPTY WHEELCHAIR MAN EATING POLICEMEN WATCHING REFUGEES FIELD OF "COLLECTION POINT" REFUGEES RESTING WOMAN SPEAKING TO POLICEMAN VARIOUS OF REFUGEES RESTING WOMAN WITH SCARF ON HER HEAD RESTING REFUGEES RESTING POLICEMEN WATCHING FIELD OF "COLLECTION POINT" REFUGEES ON RAILWAY LINE REFUGEES WALKING IN A FIELD WATCHTOWER AT SERBIAN-HUNGARIAN BORDER REFUGEES WALKING ON FIELD PATH RAILWAY LINE WITH REFUGEES REFUGEES WALKING ON FIELD PATH EMPTY RAILWAY LINE
- Embargoed: 11th September 2015 13:00
- Location: Hungary
- Country: Hungary
- Topics: General
- Reuters ID: LVA2OCSG6FQ6CF71KKGNMESKI43X
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Migrants and refugees took a brief rest in the fields at the Hungarian border region of Roszke on Thursday (August 27) following lengthy and sometimes dangerous journey into Europe.
They waited by train tracks before continuing the next stage of their journey through Europe.
On Wednesday (August 26) unrest had flared briefly at a crowded reception centre in Roszke, with tear gas fired by police.
Hungary made plans on Wednesday (August 26) to reinforce its southern border with helicopters, mounted police and dogs, and was also considering using the army as record numbers of migrants, many of them Syrian refugees, passed through coils of razor-wire into Europe.
A record 2,533 mainly Syrians, Afghans and Pakistanis crossed from Serbia into EU member Hungary on Tuesday (August 25), into the hands of an over-stretched police force that struggled to fingerprint and process them.
Another 1,300 were detained on Wednesday morning.
More will have passed unnoticed, walking through gaps in a border fence being built by Hungary in what critics say is a futile attempt to keep them out.
Almost all hope to reach the more affluent countries of northern and western Europe such as Germany and Sweden.
Hungary is part of Europe's Schengen zone of passport-free travel and the crisis is severely testing the unity of the 28-nation EU and fuelling anti-immigration sentiment.
More than 140,000 migrants, many of them refugees from conflicts in the Middle East and Africa, have entered Hungary from Serbia so far this year, according to authorities.
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