Refugee crisis: Croatia accused by Hungary of ‘violating worldwide law’

Slovenia shut down rail service to Croatia and was sending migrants back there, while Hungary began building yet another new razor-wire border fence, this time on its Croatian border.


Slovenian police have intercepted dozens of migrants who tried to cross through the forests overnight into the country from Croatia.

Prime Minister Miro Cerar said his country would allow refugees to cross its territory in exceptional circumstances.

Croatia closed its border Friday after being swarmed with refugees coming into the country from Serbia.

Al Jazeera’s Lawrence Lee, reporting from Bregana at the border between Croatia and Slovenia, said that as of Saturday afternoon, the situation of the stranded refugees have “eased” due to the help of volunteers and humanitarian workers.

Migrants queue up for buses after they arrived at the border between Austria and Hungary near Heiligenkreuz, about 180 kms (110 miles) south of Vienna, Austria, Saturday, September 19, 2015.

“We can not accept all the people who are fleeing conflict zones or poverty and want to come to Europe or Germany”, Thomas de Maiziere said in an interview with news weekly Spiegel. Having already eradicated just about all check on its potential, In the afternoon Orbán’s “creeping dictatorship” is with new-anti moving legal guidelines to convert the us towards a “surveillance state”, the Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and globally Affairs inside of the Woodrow Wilson School and of course the University Center for Human Rights at Princeton University says.

Croatia insisted that an agreement had been made with Hungary to allow refugees to travel between the two nations, but Hungary described this claim as a “pure lie”. Zayn Sabsabi, a 17-year-old from Damascus who said his father was killed by sniper fire, argued that the presence of refugees from other countries was harming the Syrians’ cause.

“We are so exhausted”, said Hikmat, a bare-footed 32-year-old Syrian woman from Damascus, after a journey, like many others, by sea and then through the Balkans to the border between the two former Yugoslav republics. About 7,000 arrivals were reported in Austria between midnight and midday Saturday, with more on the way.

The vast majority of refugees want to reach Germany, which has said it expects to receive 800,000 asylum seekers this year. We have seen these people sleep rough: “if that continues for another couple of weeks, it will have a severe impact on their health and we may see people dying on the road”, said Duvell. Croatian police onboard were disarmed and arrested along with the train’s driver, Hungarian officials said.

Earlier on Wednesday, a gaggle of 30-40 principally Syrian or Afghan nationals arrived on the Serbian city of Sid close to the Croatian border.

Aid workers say Europe is facing its largest refugee and migrant crisis since World War II.

They’ve been summoned again to Brussels subsequent Tuesday however diplomats stated these calling for nationwide refugee quotas have been loath to easily outvote their japanese neighbours.

Europe needs a coherent and unified response to the problem, said UNHCR spokesman Adrian Edwards.

“It is a small country and we can go by walking”, he added, undeterred.

He lashed out at those in the West who have criticized his handling of the migrant crisis.

It is the latest extraordinary snapshot of how countries are responding to the growing wave of migrants seeking refuge on their land.


The EU’s failure to find a unified response to the crisis left Croatia, one of the poorest countries in the European Union, squeezed between the blockades thrown up by Hungary and Slovenia and the unending flood of people flowing north from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Germany insists border remains open despite controls