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Hungary Forms Border-Ranger Unit as Orban Warns of Refugee Wave

Viktor Orban

Viktor Orban

Photographer: Valeria Mongelli/Bloomberg

Hungary will hire thousands of border rangers to defend the European Union country’s southern border from a potential influx of refugees driven by a potential global food crisis, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said.

The government will hire 2,200 border rangers initially and later expand the force to 4,000, Orban said in a Facebook video posted on Friday.