Austria to Build Border Fence to Control Flow of Migrants

October 28, 2015 11:37 AM

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Austria to Build Border Fence to Control Flow of Migrants

MAINZ, Germany — The Austrian government said Wednesday it will build barricades at its border with Slovenia to help control a flood of refugees.

More than 705,000 migrants and refugees have landed in Europe by sea so far this year, according to the United Nations. Most have headed north on long and fraught journeys in hopes of reaching countries perceived to be welcoming, such as Germany and Austria.

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