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Hungary Building Fence To Stop Migrants


Hungarian soldiers have begun building a fence on the border with Serbia meant to stop the rising flow of migrants trying to enter the European Union.

In the southern village of Asotthalom, soldiers on August 3 used heavy machinery to drive metal rods into the ground, the first steps in the construction of the nearly 4-meter high fence which the government wants to finish by August 31.

More than 100,000 migrants have reached Hungary on routes across the Balkans so far in 2015.

Recently, some 80 percent of them are from war zones like Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

Nearly all request asylum in Hungary but try to move to EU countries further west like Germany, Sweden, or Britain before their claims are settled.

Based on reporting by AP
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