8,500 refugees enter Croatia in past 24 hrs, total 399,047 since the start of the refugee crisis

A total of 8,415 migrants have entered Croatia in the past 24 hours, spokeswoman for the Croatian Interior Ministry Helena Biocic told a news conference in Slavonski Brod on Monday.

"A large share of migrants have some kind of identification document on their person. Those without identification documents have a confirmation on their registration in some other country they passed through  -- Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Biocic told a regular news conference held in the refugee transit centre in Slavonski Brod.

Biocic also commented on assessments that the refugee wave could be sized down with the arrival of winter.

"According to these numbers we cannot conclude that the number of refugees entering Croatia is reducing -- and that number is between 7,000 and 9,000 per day. Indications show that the number would stay the same and today we expect between 6,000 and 7,000 refugees to enter Croatia," Biocic said.

The arrival and departure of refugees from the transit centre in Slavonski Brod is proceeding without incidents.

A total 399,047 migrants entered Croatia since the start of the refugee crisis in mid-September.

Last update: Mon, 16/11/2015 - 16:15

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