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Croatia: Thousands of refugees arrive at winter camp in Slavonski Brod01:56

Croatia: Thousands of refugees arrive at winter camp in Slavonski Brod

Croatia, Slavonski Brod
November 4, 2015 at 10:23 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of refugees, predominantly from Syria and Iraq, arrived by train at the Croatian winter transit camp in Slavonski Brod near the Slovenian border, Wednesday.

On arrival, the refugees registered with camp officials before being provided with food and medical aid by Red Cross volunteers. Several heated tents, each with a capacity of 1500 people, were built to provide proper accommodation for the refugees during winter. While the camp is made to hold up to 5000 people, some 7000 refugees are expected to arrive each day as they continue their journey onwards to Slovenia, according to local authorities.

The Croatian-Slovenian border crossing is a key transit point in the so-called Western Balkan refugee route through south-east Europe. An estimated 250,000 people have made the journey to Europe via this route since mid-September.

Croatia: Thousands of refugees arrive at winter camp in Slavonski Brod01:56
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Thousands of refugees, predominantly from Syria and Iraq, arrived by train at the Croatian winter transit camp in Slavonski Brod near the Slovenian border, Wednesday.

On arrival, the refugees registered with camp officials before being provided with food and medical aid by Red Cross volunteers. Several heated tents, each with a capacity of 1500 people, were built to provide proper accommodation for the refugees during winter. While the camp is made to hold up to 5000 people, some 7000 refugees are expected to arrive each day as they continue their journey onwards to Slovenia, according to local authorities.

The Croatian-Slovenian border crossing is a key transit point in the so-called Western Balkan refugee route through south-east Europe. An estimated 250,000 people have made the journey to Europe via this route since mid-September.