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Clowning in times of crisis: Meet the jokers who are welcoming migrant children into Austria

Oct 19, 2015    

Vienna: It's miserable and raining outside as a few hundred tired migrants mill around a damp underpass at Vienna's main train station waiting to continue their long journey to northern Europe.Suddenly, a man wearing a red nose, tartan plus-fours and a brown leather aviator's cap enters, leading a noisy procession of three clowns, all with a silly but also serious mission.They are from "Red Noses Emergency Smile Austria", a project using 66 clowns to spread some cheer among the thousands of migrants still arriving Austria daily, particularly the children."You don't need to know ...

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