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UNHCR comes to aid of refugees in Hungary

UNHCR comes to aid of refugees in Hungary
Refugees seek shelter from the rain in Hungary as they await transportation to Austria. Photo: UNHCR
Refugees and migrants continue to arrive from Serbia into Hungary by the thousands. But now, thanks to requests from the Hungarian government, UNHCR is helping bring order and more speed to dealing with the newcomers.

Hungary brought in tough new laws on Tuesday to stop the entry of illegal migrants.

Police can now detain anyone who tries to get through a razor-wire fence built on the border with Serbia.