BBC: Hungarian railway station ‘feels like a refugee camp’

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MTI / Szilárd Koszticsák

More than 120,000 refugees have entered Hungary since the beginning of the year, and Keleti (Eastern) Railway Station has become home to thousands of asylum seekers, making the station “feel like a refugee camp”, Ed Thomas says in a video report published on BBC’s online portal on Monday.

Refugees lining up for food at Keleti train station in Budapest. (Photo: MTI/Szilárd Koszticsák)

“The place is full of people from Syria and Afghanistan, and more and more people are arriving every day, and it is clear that Hungary is struggling to cope,” BBC’s report says. The report notes that local volunteers are there to help refugees, while 2,000 people arrive in the country every day.

“It makes me feel ashamed of my country, because if you have a guest, it is all about you how you handle your guest,” Zsuzsanna Zsohár of Migration Aid told BBC.

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