After travelling miles, the thousands of refugees who streamed into Germany and Austria from Hungary over the weekend received a warm welcome. Following chaotic scenes in Hungary, where thousands were trapped and blocked from travelling onwards, they celebrated as they crossed the borders.
Migrants and refugees celebrate as they cross the border from Serbia into Hungary along the railway tracks. This comes after days of confrontation and chaos in Hungary – it unexpectedly opened its borders with Austria allowing thousands of migrants to leave the country and travel onto Germany.
The refugees I am meeting at the Vienna station are so grateful for the warm welcome. pic.twitter.com/uwwK89uQ3B
— Melissa Fleming (@melissarfleming) September 5, 2015
— Alex Court (@CourtA) September 5, 2015
— Marion and Daniel (@marionanddaniel) September 7, 2015
Germans waiting to give toys to refugee children…heartwarming pic.twitter.com/dcCASsAW7E
— jenny hill (@jennyhillBBC) September 5, 2015