• Migrants end hunger strike at Serbia-Hungary border

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    BELGRADE: Around 90 migrants on Friday ended a days-long hunger strike they had staged at Serbia’s border with Hungary in a bid to be allowed to continue their journey across the closed frontier, the UN refuge agency said. The migrants, mostly young men from Afghanistan and Pakistan, arrived at the Horgos crossing at the weekend to protest against the closure of Hungary’s border and tough new measures introduced this month to tighten security. Last Friday, some 300 migrants set off on foot from the Serbian capital Belgrade, around 200 kilometers (124 miles) south. But only about 90 arrived at the border and went on hunger strike. According to their leader, some protesters had health problems due to the hot summer weather while also the “response to their demands was not what they have expected,” a spokeswoman for UNHCR in Serbia told Agence France-Presse. The migrants were to be transferred to reception centers in Serbia later on Friday, she added.

    AFP

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