feature 28 Aug 15

Refugees Face Cold Shoulder in Hungary’s Border Towns

As thousands of refugees heading to Europe cross Serbia and Hungary, hostility and fear of terrorism is on the rise in border villages.

Natalia Zaba

About 2,000 men, women and children are trying to cross the Serbian border to Hungary every day - twice as many as just one month ago, and the numbers are still growing.

The number of refugees crossing the Western Balkans to reach Western Europe worries politicians across the EU and has left the Balkan countries struggling to cope with a humanitarian crisis.

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