By Tom Miles and Krisztina Than GENEVA/BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The United Nations' refugee chief called on Friday for Europe to mobilize its "full force" in tackling its migrant crisis, just as Hungary's right-wing leader told Europeans they risk becoming a minority on their own continent. Declaring that the European Union faces a "defining moment", the head of the U.N. refugee agency Antonio Guterres said a divided bloc would benefit only smugglers and people traffickers. Hundreds of thousands of people trying to escape conflict and poverty are making the dangerous and arduous journey by sea and land, heading towards wealthy northern European countries such as Germany in the hope of finding safety and a new life.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hundreds of frustrated refugees stuck at Budapest's Keleti train station gathered up their belongings Friday and vowed to make their way to Vienna on foot. But the protest was short-lived — after whistling and marching around the station they settled back down to continue a wait that has dragged on for days.
Britain will take in "thousands more" Syrian refugees, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday, changing his stance after an outpouring of emotion over the image of a dead Syrian toddler on a Turkish beach put him under pressure to act. With Europe engulfed in an intractable crisis as thousands of migrants and refugees from the Middle East and Africa seek ways into the continent for safety and better lives, Cameron had come under fire over Britain's perceived lack of solidarity. "Given the scale of the crisis and the suffering of people, today I can announce that we will do more in providing resettlement for thousands more Syrian refugees," Cameron told reporters in Lisbon after meeting his Portuguese counterpart.