Over 4,000 migrants arrive Slovenia after Hungary closes border
Oct.18, Budapest: Over 4,000 migrants arrived in Slovenia to travel on to Austria, Germany and other EU countries. They are crossing into Slovenia from Croatia after Hungary closed its border to them, UN refugee agency said.
Slovenia's army has been placed on standby to help police deal with the influx, Prime Minister Miro Cerar said. Slovenia would accept the migrants as long as Austria and Germany kept their borders open, he added.
On Saturday, hundreds of refugees were bussed across Croatia, from its border with Serbia to its border with Slovenia. Many had spent weeks walking through Greece, Macedonia and Serbia to reach the Croatian border.
Tens of thousands of migrants are arriving in the EU from Turkey, risking a sometimes perilous sea crossing to the Greek islands.
On Saturday, 12 refugees - four of them children - drowned while trying to reach the Greek island of Lesbos, the Turkish coastguard said. They were thought to be from Syria or Afghanistan.
The Oslo Times