Hungary : Shipping container dwell camps for refugees

Hungary was due to begin detaining asylum-seekers in shipping-container camps on its southern border with Serbia on Tuesday, Deutsche Welle reports. Asylum-seekers entering Hungary, as well as those already in the country, will be confined in camps while their applications are processed. The interior ministry said 324 shipping container homes at two camps had been installed. “The purpose of the restrictions is to prevent migrants with an unclear status from moving freely around the territory of the country and the EU, and to thereby reduce the security risk of migration,” the statement said. The UN and rights groups have condemned Hungary for failing to meet its international obligations to asylum-seekers.

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