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Red Cross helps refugees in Croatia

17 September 2015

Croatia Red Cross hands out water to crowds of refugees

Thousands of refugees have arrived in Croatia over the last 24 hours. The Red Cross is now helping those who are tired, dazed and suffering.

Since Hungary closed its border on Monday, thousands of refugees and vulnerable migrants have sought new routes into the rest of Europe.

For many, the next stop is now Croatia – and more are expected to enter the country over the next few days.

Refugees and migrants have been arriving in Tovarnik, Ilok, Batina and several other locations along the Serbian-Croatian border. They are then transferred to one of the five reception centres in the country, on buses and trains organised by the Croatian authorities.

The Red Cross in Croatia is now busy helping those who have taken such long and terrifying journeys from war-torn countries.

We are the only humanitarian organisation with access to these reception centres. Inside, we are providing psychosocial support and distributing food, water and hygiene items.

The Croatian Red Cross is also supporting people at the border collection point in Tovarnik. At Tovarnik station, teams have been handing out water to stop people becoming dehydrated on their long journeys.

Donate to the Europe Refugee Crisis Appeal.

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