Migrant and Refugee Crisis in Europe

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NBC News reports an estimated 8,000 migrants and refugees arrived in Germany.  A train with 1,000 people arrived in Munich at 1:30 a.m. Sunday and finally to sandwiches and freedom after Hungary let them go. Photos Courtesy: NBC News, yahoonews.com, euronews.com

Updated Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, 6:15 a.m. ET

Refugees who left the Budapest, Hungary train station and walked hours on foot in the rain to Austria also received bus transportation from Hungarian officials who tried to stop their migration into Europe.  CNN reports they had to get off the buses and walk into Nickelsdorf, Austria where they will be registered. The exhausted, rain-drenched migrants and refugees arrived to cheers, blankets, clothing, tea and medical supplies. Since allowing them to cross the border, some 11,000 migrants and refugees have arrived in Austria and busloads continue to pour into Austria this weekend, CNN reports.

Posted Sept. 4, 2015

As the refugee crisis continues in Budapest, Hungary, the United Nations Refugee Center said the UK will take 4,000 refugees.  A photo of a 3-year-old Syrian boy, Aylan Kurde whose body washed ashore on a beach in Turkey has brought more attention to the crisis.  Kurde, his mother and young brother drowned in the Mediterranean during the dangerous trip from Syria to Greece. Only Kurde’s father survived.

The showdown continues at Bicske train station between Hungarian authorities and the refugees, the Telegraph reports.

The Guardian reports hundreds of refugees are walking to Vienna instead of waiting for a train to Germany. British news reports say the overcrowded trains of refugees have no food or water. Political and public pressure is mounting for more countries to accept the refugees.  NBC Nightly News reports as the refugees walked toward Austria, a 100-mile walk, Hungarian volunteers handed out bottled water. The Hungarians also offered buses to the refugees marching to Austria.

Many refugees are from Syria, some from Afghanistan, fleeing countries in turmoil, war and deprivation in search of a better life for their families.

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