European proposal to relocate extra 120,000 refugees welcomed

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Near the town of Gevgelija, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, a young Syrian girl holds the hand of an adult waiting to board a train to the Serbian border. Photo: UNICEF/Tomislav Georgiev

A new proposal by the European Commission to relocate thousands of refugees crossing into Europe has been welcomed by the United Nations.

The EC's plan is to relocate an additional 120,000 people seeking asylum in Greece, Italy and Hungary to other European nations.

That's on top of a proposal in May to transfer 40,000 from Greece and Italy.

Maria Carlino reports.

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