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Serbia: 150 Refugees on Hunger Strike Demanding Passage to EU

HeadlinesJul 27, 2016
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About 150 refugees are in the third day of a hunger strike in a field in Serbia on the border with Hungary. They are demanding passage to the European Union. Most of the group is from Afghanistan and Pakistan. These are Afghan refugees Abdul Malek and Ruhu Amin.

Abdul Malek: "We are on hunger strike. We’re not really eating anything. As you can see, the food is over there. Nobody wants to eat, just drinking, and they’re sitting in the day."

Ruhu Amin: "The refugee crisis is not, you know, an issue which must be dealt by only one nation. It’s a global issue. And we want attention and, you know, focus from world and global leaders."

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