Migrant Crisis: People Treated ‘Like Animals’ In Hungary Camp

Migrant camp in Hungary

Migrant camp in Hungary

Footage has emerged of migrants being thrown bags of food at a Hungarian camp near the border with Serbia.

BBC reported that an Austrian woman who shot the video said the migrants were being treated like “animals”. Human Rights Watch’s emergency director said people were being held like “cattle in pens”. Hungary says it is investigating the scenes at the camp in Roszke.

Meanwhile, Central European ministers again rejected a mandatory quota system for sharing out migrant arrivals.

“We’re convinced that as countries we should keep control over the number of those we are able to accept and then offer them support,” Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek said at a press conference with his Hungarian, Polish and Slovak counterparts.

The European Commission, with Germany’s backing, has proposed sharing out 160,000 asylum seekers a year between 23 of the EU’s 28 members.

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