They fear the concentration of larger groups of refugees due to the closure of the borders.

The Bratislava city administration declared a state of emergency on the territory of the capital due to transit migration, Bratislava reported New word. The newspaper quoted city administration spokesman Peter Bubla, who told TASR news agency that because neighboring countries closed their borders, larger groups of refugees, including mothers with young children, began to concentrate in the capital.

The spokesperson said declaring a state of emergency allows the city to manage needed assistance more effectively and efficiently. The administration in Bratislava cooperates with the Office of Employment, Social and Family Affairs, as well as with local NGOs, to help mothers with young children survive, and to provide them with the necessary food and medicines.

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This week, Slovakia decided to reimpose controls on its internal borders in the Schengen Area with Hungary and Poland. Acting Prime Minister Lajos Odor ordered increased border controls after Vienna and Prague also imposed controls on their shared border with Slovakia from Tuesday to Wednesday.

hvg.hu journalists visited the Hungarian Border Department on the first day of border control:




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