Crunch time as migrant crisis worsens

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has convened a session of the national security cabinet by the evening of September 1 2015 to address the challenges of illegal migration. Meanwhile the situation is becoming direr in the capital as designated transit zones are filling up quicker than expected.

The city of Budapest decided in early August to set up designated transit areas where migrants passing through can take advantage of basic hygiene and medical services. After talks with Budapest Mayor István Tarlós it was agreed that areas would be cordoned off near Keleti, Nyugati and Déli train stations.

György Pető, the municipal council’s chief law enforcement officer, said the city will support the work of volunteers who are distributing drinking water, food and sanitary products. The municipal council would provide tap water, toilets and a chance to take showers.

For the full story, please visit The Budapest Times.

(Photo: Gergely BOTÁR/Prime Minister’s Office)