Slovenia army to help in migrant crisis
October 17, 2015 6:19 pm
Slovenia’s army will help police deal with thousands of migrants expected to arrive from Croatia in the coming days, Prime Minister Miro Cerar says.
He said the army would provide support in logistics, transportation, human resources and “some technical areas”.
Around 2,700 migrants arrived in Slovenia on Saturday – some 600 have already travelled on to Austria.
Croatia began sending migrants to Slovenia on Saturday after Hungary closed its borders to stem the influx.
Many of the migrants – a large number of whom are Syrians and other refugees fleeing conflict in their own countries – aim to continue north to Austria and Germany.