Two students from Newcastle have decided to remain in Hungary after arriving into Budapest station two days ago and witnessing first hand the plight of thousands of Syrian refugees. Aidan Panagarry and Ridley Browell from Hexham were on a three week travelling holiday when their train pulled into the station. They were horrified by scenes of refugees struggling without food, water or medical supplies.
The pair decided to remain in the capital and appeal on Facebook for donations to help buy vital supplies. Friends from across Tyneside started pledging money and now the men have spent days buying supplies from local shops and taking it to the many thousands of people desperate for help. Aidan today told ITV Tyne Tees: