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Volunteers drive migrants into Austria, Germany

Monday, September 07, 2015 - 01:06

Volunteers drive to Hungary to pick up migrants hoping to cross the border. Julie Noce reports.

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A convoy of almost 200 cars gather at the border of Hungary and Austria answering a Facebook message to help out with Europe's migrant crisis. They're picking up the mainly Syrian refugees who're trying to make their way across the border or to travel onto Germany. Volunteers armed with food, toys, blankets and baby strollers said it's the right thing to do. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SLOVAKIAN MEMBER OF CONVOY, LUCIA FALTIN, SAYING: "You don't feel, you just do it, there isn't much thinking these people need help. They haven't really chosen, many of them, the situation in their countries. I myself was helped when I was living in communist Czechoslovakia in 1988, so many people came to my help. I lived in England, so many people stood by me in difficult situations. I mean just normal life-to-life situations, it wasn't that dramatic but it's just a normal thing that you do." Austria and Germany have thrown open their borders to the wave of refugees making their way north and west from hot spots in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere.

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Volunteers drive migrants into Austria, Germany

Monday, September 07, 2015 - 01:06