Europe Struggles to Handle Accelerating Flow of Refugees

By Published on September 7, 2015

Waves of asylum-seekers fleeing conflict made their way across Europe on Monday, as leaders appeared surprised by the ever-accelerating numbers coming from a deep well of people displaced by war.

German authorities said they had taken in far more asylum-seekers than they had expected in a dramatic weekend after Hungary dropped attempts to bar their passage across Europe. Hundreds of migrants spent a shivering night on the border between Serbia and Hungary, after a brand-new reception camp there was filled over capacity. And in Greece, the refugees’ first port of call, authorities called for emergency E.U. assistance as islands received asylum-seekers faster than they could be ferried to the mainland.


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