Ivan Usmiani, Croatian Red Cross Coordinator in Opatovac, said Red Cross volunteers have been working 24 hours a day, providing food, water, psychosocial support as well as family tracing services to all vulnerable migrants who come into Croatia.
Hungary, which lies on the path of many desired refugee destinations in prosperous European countries, sealed its border with Serbia on September 15, prompting thousands of refugees to move to Croatia which, in turn, started redirecting them to the Hungarian border. I (said) no, I can’t do that because they kill innocent people.
Croatia’s Zoran Milanovic chided the move by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Tuesday, calling his fence plan a threat to their common values.
At other borders on their trek through Greece, Macedonia, Serbia and Hungary, migrants have been beaten and robbed by criminals, fleeced by corrupt police, confronted by razor wire and tear gas-wielding anti-riot forces, and crammed by traffickers into a truck from which they would be carried dead two days later.
Inside one of several Red Cross tents in the camp, workers help migrants to search an online database of people who are looking for their relatives, and to enter their own details and a photograph so that other family members can find them.
After the Croatian and Serbian governments decided yesterday to abolish border restrictions, the traffic at the Bajakovo border crossing between Croatia and Serbia has been normalized.
IOM estimates that 2,892 people have died at sea – the vast majority on the route from North Africa to Italy.
The influx has strained the 28-nation European Union and prompted a rash of border closures.
Poland’s prime minister says her government will take steps to bring in tens of thousands of ethnic Poles now living in Kazakhstan and Ukraine. Hungary’s attitude in dealing with the issue of the asylum seekers refugees has raised worries.
“Critics on Hungary are unfair and unjust”, Szijjarto said.
The administration for the Pas de Calais region said the man’s body was found Tuesday morning by a Hungarian truck driver when he was inspecting his cargo in the Calais port.