10,000 Migrants Flood into Macedonia in 24 Hours (Video)

10,000 migrants crossed into Macedonia in a 24 hour span.
The migrants from the Middle East, Asia and Africa are hoping to find better living conditions in northern Europe.

The migrants are being redirected to Slovenia after Hungary closed its border over the weekend.

The Hurriyet Daily News reported:


A surge of migrants entered Macedonia at the weekend, with 10,000 crossing into the small Balkan country in 24 hours, police said on Oct. 19.

The high influx came amid fears of a new human bottleneck on the western Balkan route as Slovenia allowed limited numbers to cross into its territory, causing delays further down the migrant trail.

The travellers, mostly fleeing conflict and poverty in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, are being redirected to Slovenia on their way to northern Europe, after Hungary closed off its Croatian border with razor wire early Saturday.

Further down the route, police said 10,000 migrants crossed from Greece and registered in Macedonia in the 24 hours to 6:00 pm (1600 GMT) on Oct. 18.

Humanitarian workers in the field told AFP that the influx of people from Greece continued to be high until around midnight, when the numbers started to decline.

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