Hungary is forcing all asylum seekers into guarded camps
- "It looks like a prison. For me and my husband - okay. But the children? How can we take them there?"
I was talking with Marua Surchi, a lanky veterinarian from Dohuk in Iraqi Kurdistan, outside of an abandoned supermarket on the Serbian-Croatian border. The derelict building with no electricity serves as a final stop for migrants in Serbia before crossing over into Hungary to seek asylum. A windowless room furnished with nothing more than blankets on a cement floor had been the Surchi family's home for a month.
"What did we do?" Marua's husband, Bashar, asked in a quiet voice, gesturing toward the camp. "We left Kurdistan because there is war. Am I a terrorist? No, I am just a human."(Excerpt) Read more at: thenation.com ...
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