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40,000 refugees in a week. Slovenia is close to collapse

The extraordinary pictures of refugees arriving to Slovenia, coming from Croatia, heading to Austria.

Slovenia could soon need help in welcoming refugees coming from Croatia. The Slovene Secretary of State Bostjan Sefic declared that facilities and welcoming capacity reached the limit and that the government will be soon forced to open ways to make transit over 40,000 people that arrived over a week. A decision that comes after the tensions between refugees and police in the centre of Sentilj, northern Slovenia.

 

Since Saturday 17 October, 40,000 people have crossed into Slovenia. On 22 October alone, about 9,700 refugees left the country headed to Austria. These are the wonderful pictures taken by Jeff Mitchell for Getty Images.

 

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