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Austrian aid convoy heads for Hungary to help refugees

Austria: aid convoy goes Hungary to help refugees

By: Agencies Source: MWC News Volunteers in a convoy of around 140 vehicles have set out from Vienna to cross into Hungary to distribute aid to refugees and bring them back to Austria. Onlookers chanted “Say it loud, say it clear, refugees are welcome here” as the activists – organised via Facebook and loaded with food, water, sanitary products, warm clothing and stuffed animals – set forth from outside a football stadium on Sunday. People taking part ran the risk of violating laws on human trafficking, police said, but officers were on hand just to provide security and guide traffic. The convoy aimed to cross into Hungary after stopping at the refugee reception...

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Australia to give more help to Syrian refugees By: Phil Mercer Source: VOA News SYDNEY—Australia has offered to resettle more asylum seekers from Syria, but also says it will not increase overall refugee numbers.Images of a lifeless Syrian child washed up on a beach in Turkey have shocked the world. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has spoken of his horror over the toddler’s death. Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton will hold talks in Geneva with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to discuss what more Canberra can do. Abbott said offering sanctuary to more Syrians is vital. “We are already the most generous country in the world on a per capita basis when it comes...

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VIDEO: NSW flooding affects people and animals

Source: YouTube Hundreds of residents south of Sydney have been forced to flee their homes because of rising floodwaters. Around 70 people have been rescued from flooding since the severe weather first lashed Sydney’s southern suburbs on Monday.  

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