This photo shows an injured refugee carrying a child during clashes with Hungarian riot police at the border crossing with Serbia in Roszke.
The US journalist Richard Engel ran to the aid of a pregnant woman who collapsed in front of him as he reported on the refugee crisis at the Hungarian border. … Engel then supported her head to keep her breathing and joined aid workers who rushed her off to a makeshift tent for treatment, which was then attacked with tear gas: here.
From daily The Independent in Britain:
Refugees in Croatia: Hundreds break through police lines after ‘horrendous’ crush at border
‘Everywhere you look children are crying, women are crying’
Thursday 17 September 2015
Hundreds of refugees have forced their way through a barricade into Croatia after a desperate standoff with border police.
Just a few dozen police officers had held back an estimated 2,000 refugees in blazing heat at the border town of Tovarnik on Thursday, letting in only handfuls to board buses and trains onwards.
TV news crews reported an increasingly desperate situation, with children pushed to the front of the crowd being crushed against a low metal barricade.
Sky News Stuart Ramsay reported live: “They are getting crushed, it’s a pretty horrendous scene actually now.
“A very little girl is crying her eyes out being passed over the fence to a riot police officer, and he’s passing her down to her mother.
“Everywhere you look children are crying, women are crying, men are crying, they are all finding this very emotional.”
Moments later, reports came through that the police line had been breached and people were rushing through to heat into Croatia on foot.
People trampled and fell over each other in their rush to get through, according to the Associated Press. A photographer described seeing a man collapse on the ground and dozens injured in the melee.
“This is exactly what Croatia did not want to happen,” Ramsay said. “They just can’t cope, they simply cannot cope with this.”
Croatia has become the new route of choice for refugees desperate to reach the welcome offered to them in western Europe, after Hungary closed its borders and began prosecuting anyone who entered the country “illegally”.
But there remains a great deal of uncertainty surrounding what will happen to refugees inside Croatia itself.
The Croatian government has officially said that any who enter the country must apply for asylum there or be considered illegal immigrants.
“Croatia is entirely ready to receive or direct those people where they want to go, which is obviously Germany or Scandinavian countries,” he said.
Germany’s economy will grow faster because of the million refugees it is helping, study finds. Research published today suggests a 0.6 per cent GDP boost by 2020 and lower inflation: here.
The [British] government has quietly cut money to house and educate orphan child refugees living here.
This photo shows demonstrators against the arms trade fair DSEI in London, England. The second sign from the left points out that, apart from weapons, and torture gear, at the DSEI fair also tear gas is sold, including to the Hungarian government.