Hungary has been running a billboard campaign—in Hungarian, which the refugees couldn’t possibly understand—with slogans like, “If you come to Hungary, don’t take the jobs of Hungarians,” and, “If you come to Hungary, you have to keep our laws.”
A small small handful say "no photo" or "camera no." But the vast majority pose for the photos and if you ask them they are eager to talk to you. You approach a person, they don't speak English, but they call out to one in their group who does.
Reza, 24, has been on the move for 17 days, starting in Afghanistan, then Iran, Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Croatia, Serbia, on a train through Hungary, to Austria. I walked with him a little while from train to border.
She told me to call her Mahad. I walked with her from the Masonmagyarovar train station to the Heigyeshalom border crossing about three kilometres away, on a windy and chilly September afternoon today.
These are a few shots around the township of Magyarkanizsa, Serbia, which as its name suggests has a large Hungarian population. Starting earlier this summer, thousands of people from Syria, Iran, Afghanistan, Bangla Desh, Pakistan, arrived in this community.
Commissioners at the highest court of the United Church of Canada urged the denomination’s foundation and General Council executive “to take active steps to sell their holdings in the 200 largest fossil fuel companies” and reinvest the assets in renewable energy.