Hungary to close border with Croatia in bid to stop flow of refugees

Hungary to close border with Croatia in bid to stop flow of refugees
A woman, refugee from Syria, wraps her baby in a blanket while waiting to board a train heading towards Serbia, at the transit camp for refugees near the southern Macedonian town of Gevgelija.

Hungary is to close its border with Croatia, where it has built a razor-wire fence, in order to stop the free flow of refugees.

Following a meeting of the national security cabinet, foreign minister Peter Szijjarto said that “the Hungarian-Croatian green border will be closed from midnight”.

Hungary clamped down on its border with Serbia with a similar barrier on September 15. Since then, refugees have been taking a detour through Croatia to reach Hungary.

More than 383,000 migrants have entered Hungary this year, nearly all passing through on their way to Germany and other destinations further west in the EU.

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