Last night (October 27- 28) two trains left Tovarnik- one with 1530 refugees, and the other with 1576 refugees. During Wednesday, the refugees were entering Croatia at Berkasovo – Bapska border crossing and were regularly transported by buses to Opatovac. The Welcome! Initiative volunteers were active in the camp and reported that there was no […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This Wednesday in Opatovac was peaceful. Buses were transferring refugees from Bapska to Opatovac. They stayed in Opatovac only shortly and were then taken to Tovarnik railway station. While talking to some refugees the volunteers from the Welcome! Initiative noted that not all were informed about where they were going after Opatovac. Some were concerned […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
From midnight till 9 am, 4,355 refugees entered Croatia and currently there are 4,362 people at temporary refugee centre in Opatovac. From the start of the refugee crisis 247, 282 people entered Croatia. Initiative “Welcome” volunteers monitored a large number of cases of separated families at Opatovac camp. There is also a lack of blankets […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The number of refugees coming to Croatia is getting bigger and bigger. 9,124 of people arrived to transit camp in Opatovac in the last 12h while 9,904 people left. There are currently 1,086 people in the camp. As of midnight till 8 am in the morning, the average of 480 people came to the camp. In […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
We believe that you are all observing the scenes of the massive arrival of refugees to the borders with Slovenia, and not only regular border crossings but also the green borders too. The refugees need assistance while waiting to enter Slovenia. Considering that it is not always known where they would be left, we are […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Croatian Initiative „Welcome!“ that brings together over 60 associations, together with Slovenian and Hungarian activists, submitted a letter to the Government of Republic of Croatia and the Government of Republic of Slovenia on the eve of the emergency meeting of the leaders of European states to take place on Sunday, October 25th.Civil society organisations in […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Initiative “Welcome” is gathering more than 60 organisations and together with Slovenian and Hungarian activists is organising a press conference “Appeal to all Governments in the Region: Raise your Voices for Solidarity and Open Europe” which is scheduled to take place on 24 October (Saturday) at 10 am at the Dnevni Boravak youth centre Rojc in […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
We, the front-line volunteers who for months now have been helping thousands of refugees, call on all the governments of Europe to act immediately and decisively to alleviate the situation. There are tens of thousands of people moving through south-eastern Europe and the current capacities of volunteer-based help sites are seriously challenged. Given also the rapid […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
UNICEF posted on its Facebook page a short video about a 15 year old girl Shaimae Drazeni from Syria who is traveling to Germany. She is only one of two million children from Syria who were forced to leave their homes due to the conflict in their country. “I am a Syrian refugee going to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Croatia and other countries have moral, historical and legal obligation to solve this humanitarian crisis by putting human security and dignity in the first place and leave their political games and attempts to outsmart one another for another time with less human losses. Building walls, fences and army should not become our reality! We are […]Continue Reading... No Comments.