The temporary centre for refugees in transit was opened on 3 November 2015 as Croatia's response to urgent humanitarian needs of thousands of migrants using the Balkan route to reach Austria,...
"We have adjusted our activities because migrants now stay longer here. There is more work for our team for psycho-social assistance, we have expanded our services, primarily children workshops...
The refugee camp in Slavonski Brod will remain open but the number of staff will be increased or reduced in accordance with the actual needs, the Police Directorate said on Tuesday.
After the announcement of significant cuts in budget funds for the transit centre, volunteers were the first to feel the pinch of the new measures.
Police also said that 813 migrants were staying at the winter transit centre in Slavonski Brod yesterday, but that no entries were recorded between midnight and 0900 hrs Friday.
"Croatia is a safe and decent country, there is nothing to add to that. We have responded entirely, regarding our obligations in this crisis," said Orepic.
The winter refugee centre in the eastern town of Slavonski Brod catered for 12 refugees on Tuesday evening, according to the ministry,
The three forklifts, worth 750,000 kuna (100,000 euros) in total, were donated by the British government through the British Red Cross. The first two forklifts were delivered on 28 December 2015...
Since the start of the migrant crisis in Croatia in mid-September, 566,072 migrants fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East, Asia and Africa passed through Croatia,
HC president Josip Mrzljak received the donation from Korean Ambassador to Croatia Suh Hyung-Won. Bishop Mrzljak thanked the Korean government for recognising Caritas' efforts in responding to the...
A mere eight refugees were staying in the Slavonski Brod winter reception centre on Friday evening.
The regulation requires refugees to be registered in the first country of the European Union they enter and it is that country that they will be returned to if they are not granted asylum.
The minister recalled that differentiating between refugees was due to a unilateral decision by Slovenian authorities and their request for the readmission to economic migrants by Croatia.
In a statement for the press, Okoth Obbo confirmed that not all persons on the refugee route had the right to refugee status but they all had the right to seek asylum and protection.
The number of persons entering Croatia is markedly dropping in comparison with 6,000-7,000 people that were entering Croatia on a daily basis before.