Humanitarian crisis in Europe as refugees pour into the EU

From Nine To Noon, 9:07 am on 2 September 2015

In Budapest, Hungary's capital, hundreds of refugees are stranded outside a major railway station after police sealed off the terminal to stop them trying to reach northern Europe. Hungary has become a major transit country for thousands of people, many fleeing war and persecution, in countries like Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. This year Hungary has had 140 thousand applications for asylum. Aniko Bakonyi is with the human rights organisation Helsinki Committee Hungary which gives legal advice and assistance to refugees and aslyum seekers. Zsuzsanna Zsohár is the spokesperson for the citizen led group, Migration Aid, which has been delivering food, water, bedding, clothing and medical items to refugees at train stations in Hungary.