We Asked: Refugee Rights Organizers Address the Conditions of Refugees on the EU’s Borderlands

A migrant family sits on the ground as they wait to be allowed onto the platform of the Eastern Keleti by local police in the Hungarian capital Budapest, on September 12, 2015. About 2000 refugees wait for for trains to continue their trip ahead Austria, Germany. AFP PHOTO / ATTILA KISBENEDEK

A migrant family sits on the ground as they wait to be allowed onto the platform of the Eastern Keleti by local police in the Hungarian capital Budapest, on September 12, 2015 (AFP PHOTO / ATTILA KISBENEDEK).

As the EU’s refugee ‘crisis’ continues to develop, we sat down with refugee rights organizers in central and eastern Europe to discuss the local reception of refugees, how EU policies are influencing member state policies, as well as activist responses that are seeking to curtail rising European xenophobia. Click on the names below to learn more about the responses of community activists and organizers in the different countries along the refugees’ route.

 

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