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Croatia says "no more migrants"

Friday, September 18, 2015 - 01:26

After finding itself suddenly in the path of Europe's biggest migration in decades, Croatia says it can no longer offer the migrants a refuge and will send them onwards. Mana Rabiee reports.

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In the Croatian border town of Beli Manastir, a scramble to board buses and trains taking migrants to the Hungarian border....even though Hungary doesnt want them. Croatia says it doesn't want them either. Faced with an influx of 13,000 migrants in just over two days, Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic says his country won't register the migrants, won't accommodate them, and won't be turned into what he calls, a migrant 'hotspot'. (SOUNDBITE) (Croatian) CROATIAN PRIME MINISTER, ZORAN MILANOVIC, SAYING: "People will obviously no longer be able to stay in Croatia except for us giving them water, food and medical care if they need it. Then they'll move on." Overnight, Hungary began building a fence to seal its border with Croatia, having already blocked access from neighboring Serbia. Hundreds of Hungarian police and soldiers have been deployed to the area - many hundreds more, the government says, will arrive over the weekend. In Beli Manastir, a local Croat says "This is terrible. We used to be refugees as well." For those fleeing desperate conditions in their own countries, it's become an ever more complicated struggle to reach western Europe. As one barrier falls, it seems another bars their way.....but they say they've come too far to give up now.

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Croatia says "no more migrants"

Friday, September 18, 2015 - 01:26