Hungary said Monday it had begun reinforcing its anti-migrant fence on the Serbian border following an increase in arrivals after the evacuation of Idomeni camp on the Greece-Macedonia frontier.

 

A woman holds her child as she looks through a border fence in the makeshift refugee camp near the Horgos border crossing into Hungary

 

Last week, Greek officials moved some 8,400 people from the squalid, makeshift Idomeni encampment to reception centers elsewhere in the country.

 

But Hungarian authorities said some people had managed to make their way up the migrant route, despite the border closure imposed in mid February by many Balkan states in a bid to halt the influx to northern Europe.

 

“Following last week’s closure of the Idomeni refugee camp, the number of migrants trying to cross Hungary’s barrier has increased,” said Gyorgy Bakondi, chief adviser of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

 

 

 

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