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Appeal for EU refugees launched

Muntada Aid has launched an urgent relief appeal, EU Refugee Appeal, to help EU refugees who are in need of desperate help and life-saving supplies.   A team of aid workers is flew out to Belgrade on Saturday 5th September, to deliver food, water and hygiene packs to refugees who are living in the parks in Budapest. The team will then travel to continue its delivery of food, water and hygiene packs in Belgrade.   Kabir Miah, Overseas Project Manager for Muntada Aid said: “Currently EU refugees are stuck in Budapest as the Hungarian authorities will not allow them to board trains to continue on their journey to Germany and other Western European countries.   The Dublin Regulation 604/2013 of European Union Law determines that an asylum seeker’s claim must be made in the first EU country of his/her entry, and it is this country that is responsible for registering and processing their claim.  However Hungary, the first EU country which these refugees have entered, does not have the resources to cope with the number of refugees entering its borders every day and because of this, they have erected a razor wire wall all along its border with Serbia.   “Refugees in Budapest are very tired, weak and hungry; some are suffering from health problems. Young children, families, older people and those who already have poor health are currently sleeping in the streets of Budapest, outside the train station and in temporary camps on the outskirts of Budapest. Muntada Aid will be delivering thousands of emergency hygiene and food packs, as well as water to these people who need our help.”   After delivering aid to Budapest, Muntada Aid will be travelling to Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, to help the huge number of refugees who are sleeping in its streets and parks. Serbia is not in the European Union, and is currently not doing anything to support the refugees.”   Sayid Aid, Muntada Aid Manager, who will be joining the team delivering the aid said; “We are very sadden at the way countries within the EU have been slow to react, if at all, to the desperate plight of refugees in the EU who have fled civil war and political instability. These people are refugees, not migrants - which has been widely incorrectly reported in the media. We call on the UK Government to act now, to help these innocent victims of conflicts.”
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