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Migrant Crisis: Only 20 Remain in Zagreb, Tovarnik Almost Empty


Only about 20 of the refugees brought from the border with Serbia to Zagreb have remained in the capital, police sources said on Sunday afternoon…

There are currently no refugees in the Porin Hotel in Zagreb’s neighbourhood of Dugave and at the reception centre at Jezevo and only a few have remained at the Zagreb Trade Fair Centre, Red Cross Croatia spokeswoman Katarina Zoric said.

Refugees at Jezevo are boarding buses that will take them to the border crossing of Gorican on the border with Hungary and only about 20 refugees have remained in Zagreb, said the Ministry of the Interior.

The Croatian Red Cross continues collecting water, food and toiletries for the refugees.

Zoric said that around 200 volunteers were on the ground in Zagreb, that new volunteers were approaching the Red Cross offering help and that the response of the public in collecting assistance was good.

Earlier in the day, Croatian Railway reported that railway traffic toward Slovenia, Hungary and Serbia had been suspended following notifications from the Slovenian and Hungarian railway operators about the cancellation of trains bound for Croatia.

Even though Hungarian authorities on Sunday increased military presence at the border crossing of Beremend on the border with Croatia and put a steel door at the crossing, later in the afternoon they started letting in buses with refugees arriving from Tovarnik, eastern Croatia, sources at the Croatian Police Directorate said.

Slovenia also overnight let in hundreds of migrants who had earlier blocked the road at the Bregana border. Around 27,000 migrants had entered Croatia since Wednesday.

“We don’t want to stay in Croatia, we don’t know nothing about this place. We want to keep moving and get to Germany, Sweden or Finland,” one migrant told daily Jutarnji list.

Nearly all of the migrants at Tovarnik, the main entry point, had now moved on.


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