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World Refugee Day 2004 National Activity Plan: Austria

World Refugee Day, 20 June 2004

UNHCR will launch a combined billboard and web awareness campaign against negative stereotypes about asylum seekers. The agency will also hold a press conference.




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Germany: Refugees CrossingPlay video

Germany: Refugees Crossing

With a huge influx of migrants and refugees heading towards Germany, a bottleneck has appeared at the border with Austria, between Freilassing and Salzburg. Around 1500 people are in the camps on the Salzburg side, waiting for entry into Germany.
Hungary: Walking To Austria Play video

Hungary: Walking To Austria

After three days of camping in front of the Keleti train station in central Budapest, over 100 refugee's decided to take matters into their own hands and walk over a 150km to the Austrian border.
Austria: An Overwhelming WelcomePlay video

Austria: An Overwhelming Welcome

They came with water. They came with food. Some rifled through their wardrobe to find something to give. Others remembered the children … and what they might need. Young and old decended on Vienna's busiest train station with a common goal: to help thousands of refugees arriving from Hungary.