Over 320,000 migrants pass through Croatia, 2,000 currently in Slavonski Brod


The number of migrants and refugees who have entered Croatia since mid-September stands at 320,215, according to the latest statistics provided by Croatia’s Interior Ministry.

From Tuesday midnight until 9 am Wednesday, 2,225 were transported from Serbia to Croatia and 2,097 were provided with accommodation and necessities at the transit centre in the eastern Croatian city of Slavonski Brod.

As a result of an agreement at a recent mini-summit of the EU and countries on the Balkan route used by migrants trying to reach western and northern Europe, Croatia has set up a winter transit centre in Slavonski Brod which started functioning on Tuesday.

The transit centre in Opatovac near the border with Serbia is being dismantled.

Migrants are now transported by train from Sid, Serbia to Slavonski Brod and after their registration, they are further transported by train to Slovenia.

Slovenia has registered 139,608 arrivals since 16 October, and currently, 3,261 migrants are waiting in Slovenia for their transport to Austria.