‘We escaped from war and came to the big prison’

Updated 11:29 AM EDT, Thu September 3, 2015

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Some 2,000 migrants are stranded at the Keleti train station in Budapest, Hungary

Hungarian authorities are not letting them leave for Germany

Gul Tuysuz describes the conditions within their temporary camp

(CNN) —  

In the heart of Hungary’s capital, thousands of migrants and refugees have set up a temporary camp.

Hemmed in by businesses that refuse to share their water and electricity, and prevented from leaving for what they see as the safe haven of Germany, they help each other try to get by.

Instead of travelers with suitcases, the entire underground area in front of Budapest’s Keleti international railway station is filled with migrants and refugees. The luckier ones have tents and blankets – others shelter underneath pizza boxes.

Here, even cardboard can make a huge difference.

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Others have covered their living areas with sheets of printer paper bearing messages. “We escaped from war and came to the big prison,” one says. Another: “I miss my family because I lost my family in war Syria.”