Calls for action on migrant crisis after Austrian tragedy

Migrants from several countries jump over a razor-wire fence at the Hungarian-Serbian border at Roszke village in Hungary, August 30, 2015Röszke (Hungary) (AFP) – Calls multiplied Sunday for Europe to finally get to grips with its ever-deadlier migrant crisis after Austria’s horrific truck tragedy, as people continued to pour into Hungary from Serbia despite a newly completed razor-wire barrier. The truck tragedy, plus yet another Mediterranean shipwreck claiming at least 111 lives, have served as chilling reminders of Europe’s failure to cope with the influx of hundreds of thousands of migrants. The United Nations estimates 300,000 people have fled conflict and hardship in the Middle East and Africa for a better life in Europe this year alone.

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