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15 September, 2015

Out of control: Refugees start hunger strike in southern Hungary

Refugees in southern Hungary’s Csongrad county bordering Serbia and Romania have declared a sit-down hunger strike, according to a Le Monde journalist reporting from the scene. 


Earlier on Tuesday, Hungarian authorities decided to declare a crisis in two southern counties due to the influx of refugees. According to Gyorgy Bakondi, head of the national disaster unit, the border zone in these counties would be extended to 60 meters from 10 meters. 


"This can serve to temporarily place persons seeking refugee or protected status as well as to process asylum claims and alien registration procedures," he said as cited by Reuters.


Media reports suggested that the counties in question are Bacs-Kiskun and Csongrad.



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