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Slovenia: Drone captures mass refugee movement near Croatian border02:35

Slovenia: Drone captures mass refugee movement near Croatian border

Slovenia, Rigonce
October 26, 2015 at 02:26 GMT +00:00 · Published

Drone footage captured the journey of several thousand migrants from one refugee camp to another near the Slovenian border settlement of Rigonce, Sunday, after they crossed into the country from Croatia.

The border crossing is a key transit point in the so-called Western Balkan refugee route through south-east Europe, a journey which an estimated 250,000 people have made since mid-September. A reported 11,500 migrants arrived in Croatia on Saturday alone, with some 60,000 refugees making it into Slovenian territory over the last 10 days.

Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar heavily criticised the response of other EU countries to the crisis eon Sunday during a meeting a European heads of state on the issue, saying that the refugee crisis could lead to the collapse of the EU.

Following Sunday's emergency meeting, EU and Balkan leaders agreed to implement a 17-point plan to deal with the crisis, particularly in regards to the Western Balkans route, with plans to increase the EU’s reception capacities to 100,000 in Greece and the Western Balkans. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has committed to adding shelter for a further 50,000 people along the Western Balkan route alone.

Slovenia: Drone captures mass refugee movement near Croatian border02:35
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Drone footage captured the journey of several thousand migrants from one refugee camp to another near the Slovenian border settlement of Rigonce, Sunday, after they crossed into the country from Croatia.

The border crossing is a key transit point in the so-called Western Balkan refugee route through south-east Europe, a journey which an estimated 250,000 people have made since mid-September. A reported 11,500 migrants arrived in Croatia on Saturday alone, with some 60,000 refugees making it into Slovenian territory over the last 10 days.

Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar heavily criticised the response of other EU countries to the crisis eon Sunday during a meeting a European heads of state on the issue, saying that the refugee crisis could lead to the collapse of the EU.

Following Sunday's emergency meeting, EU and Balkan leaders agreed to implement a 17-point plan to deal with the crisis, particularly in regards to the Western Balkans route, with plans to increase the EU’s reception capacities to 100,000 in Greece and the Western Balkans. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has committed to adding shelter for a further 50,000 people along the Western Balkan route alone.