Migrants' long walk to safety

Migrants walking through a field to avoid checkpoints along railway tracks at the Serbian-Hungarian border near the town of Roszke, Hungary, yesterday. Thousands of refugees are streaming in daily to an under-equipped camp in Roszke, and medical work
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Migrants walking through a field to avoid checkpoints along railway tracks at the Serbian-Hungarian border near the town of Roszke, Hungary, yesterday. Thousands of refugees are streaming in daily to an under-equipped camp in Roszke, and medical workers are warning of desperate conditions for pregnant women and the risk of disease spreading. As Europe continues to deal with the migrant crisis, Germany has emerged as the destination of choice for many refugees, particularly Syrians fleeing their war-torn country. Some 13,015 refugees arrived in Munich on Saturday alone, and at least 1,400 were expected to reach the southern German city yesterday - the end of their exhausting and often perilous journey through Hungary and Austria.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 14, 2015, with the headline 'Migrants' long walk to safety'. Print Edition | Subscribe