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Migrants climb under barbed wires to reach Hungary

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 00:49

Migrants travelling across Serbia continue to flow into Hungary despite barbed wire fences erected at the border. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Migrants travelling across Serbia continued to flow into the Hungarian border area on Wednesday (August 26) morning as daylight hit the border. Some braved the new barbed wire fence along the border in order to avoid police checks. Hungarian authorities have been rolling out a low, barbed-wire barrier along the border with Serbia, while construction crews race to complete a more substantial 3.5-metre-high fence. Critics point out that the vast majority of migrants who enter Hungary do not linger, determined to reach the likes of Austria, Germany and Sweden where they join up with relatives and friends in search of work and security. More than 100,000 migrants, many of them refugees from conflicts in the Middle East and Africa, have entered Hungary, part of Europe's Schengen zone of passport-free travel, this year en route to the more affluent countries of western and northern Europe. Hundreds streamed unhindered into Hungary from Serbia on Tuesday (August 25), part of a larger movement in recent weeks whisked north by boat and bus as cash-strapped governments in Greece, Macedonia and Serbia try to move them on as fast as they can.

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Migrants climb under barbed wires to reach Hungary

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 00:49