• In this photo taken Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, Hussein Al-Shamali, 20, from Idlib, Syria, shows his school identity card as he rests after crossing from Serbia to Roszke, Hungary. In his backpack, Hussein carries what he hopes is the key to his future: all the records of his learning. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

    A look at what migrants are carrying with them to Europe

    ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) — To survive days on end of walking and improvised camping in harsh weather, they must concentrate on essentials: pain medicine, foot powder and first aid, food and personal hygiene items. The savviest have smartphones with backup battery power and SIM cards that work in the countries they’re passing through. Otherwise, they can end up walking in circles without satellite navigation, particularly at night, when many travel to avoid police.

  • In this Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 photo, refugees run into a corn field after crossing from Serbia through the barbed wire fence, near Roszke, southern Hungary. Round the clock, thousands of refugees cross daily along the approximately 110-mile (175-kilometer) border with non-EU member Serbia to the south. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

    Letter from Hungary: Migrants seek EU’s field of dreams

    ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) — On the edge of a Hungarian cornfield, the beam from a car’s headlights reflects in their eyes: Europe’s newest residents catching their breaths, fresh from evading border police.