UN, rights groups urge Hungary to end anti-migrant stance

Migrants are held by police near the train station in the Hungarian village of Nagyszentjanos, on September 3, 2015The UN’s refugee agency and human rights groups urged Hungary on Monday to end policies that promote “intolerance and hatred” of migrants as Europe struggles to cope with its worst migration crisis since World War II. In a joint statement, UNHCR, the Council of Europe and the OSCE’s office of human rights called on Hungary’s leaders to help “those who have been forced out of their countries against their own will and choice and are currently seeking safety in Europe”. It refers to EU plans to distribute 160,000 refugees and migrants across the bloc, with Slovakia and Hungary due to take in around 2,300 people each.

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