Written by Staff Writer
05 Sep, 2015 | 6:02 pm
Hundreds of refugees have begun arriving at Hungary’s border crossing with Austria after spending days stranded at Budapest’s main railway terminus.
They will receive food before being registered and processed by authorities. About 2,000 refugees have arrived so far, police say, and the number could more than double throughout Saturday.
The development came just hours after long lines of buses left Budapest packed with refugees, following an announcement by Austria that it had agreed with Germany to let them in.
Hungary’s government sent about 100 buses to pick up the thousands of refugees camped in front of the train station in Budapest and another 1,200 walking down the main highway to Vienna.
Austria said they would be granted entry regardless of European Union rules.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that the UK is to provide resettlement to “thousands” more Syrian refugees in response to the worsening humanitarian crisis.
No figure has been decided but the prime minister said the extra refugees would come from camps bordering Syria, not from among those already in Europe.
Meanwhile the three year old Aylan Kurdi and five year old Galip Kurdi whose lives were taken away too soon were buried today.
Aylan Kurdi and Galip Kurdi whos bodies were found lying on a Turkish beach after their family tried to escape the relentless war in his native Syria were laid to rest in Kobani, the town which they tried to flee.
Aylan’s body arrived in the Turkish city of Istanbul yesterday. From there, it made its final trip home to Kobani.
The tiny boy with a cheeky smile may be gone, but the wrenching images showing his drowned body will live on.
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