Exceptional day of humanitarian welcome for refugees in Austria and Germany

In a coordinated effort, Austria and Germany have brought thousands of migrants from the Hungarian border to safety and temporary accommodation. But normal requirements for EU asylum requests remain.

Austrian authorities said more than 7,000 people had walked over the border from Hungary on Saturday. The Austrian state railway company estimated it would have transported 7,500 migrants before stopping services for the night.

A total of about 6,000 people had passed through Munich’s central station by Saturday evening according to Simone Hilgers, the spokeswoman for the agencies in Upper Bavaria providing migrants with immediate support.

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Source News: DW