The announcement added that “crossing Hungary’s global borders illegally, according to Hungarian law, is a crime punishable by a prison sentence”, adding, “Do not listen to the people-smugglers”.
Refugees crossing to Hungary illegally could face imprisonment if caught, the full-page advertisement warned.
Hungary closed its border with Serbia on September 15 and reopened it Sunday for vehicles, which will be checked.
The Danish government has also posted advertisements in Lebanese newspapers aiming to deter migrants, saying it has reduced social aid to migrants by 50 percent and that migrants whose applications are rejected will be deported immediately. “120,000 refugees in the whole of Europe shook the world”, Education Minister Elias Bou Saab said.
While some highly developed countries have pledged to resettle a certain amount of refugees, the majority remain in Lebanon, Turkey, and Jordan, Amnesty global reported.
Visiting Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders said Monday that his country realizes that Lebanon “was under pressure because of the Syrian refugees crisis“. Funding from global donors, United Nations refugee agency UNHCR and children’s fund UNICEF could see up to 100,000 more Syrian children, twice the number of previous year, attend public schools for free, the ministry and organisations announced at a joint news conference.
Meanwhile, German vice chancellor Sigmar Gabriel urged the worldwide community to increase aid to Mideast countries hosting millions of Syrian refugees, saying this is key to slowing migration to Europe.
Syria’s civil war has killed an estimated 250,000 people, and many continue to flee their homes, with 4 million refugees and another 7.6 million displaced inside the country. But this, he warned, leaves roughly the same number – about 200,000 – still without schooling.
That closure stymied many migrants, who found their way blocked as governments bickered over who should take responsibility for them.