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Hungary & helping Syrian refugees?

Hello!

I have been seeing in the news more about the refugee situation. We will be traveling to Budapest for only a few days, but wondered if anyone has leads on how we might be able to volunteer/assist?

Thanks,
Ling

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That thread is more about providing financial aid to relief organizations. If younwant to assist in person while in Budapest, younsouldnread this another articles regarding what is going on there:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/04/hundreds-refugees-march-austria-budapest-hungary-syrians

It sounds like Hungarian authorities are doing all they can to discourage the refugees from entering Hungary---like a razor-wire fence on the southern border to keep them out . People stuck at the train station were treated in such a way that they do not trust the Hungarian police. It is hard to tell if there is even a volunteer organization providing food and necessities to those waiting to leave, but you could go to the train station and see if there is a way to help.