[ 28. Oct 2015 ]

Update from Slovenia, 28. Oktober 2015


Croatia / Slovenia / Austria - Migrants and refugees are now transported with trains directly from Croatia to Slovenia and after registration further to the Austrian border.


Report from Dobova, 11am

Refugees and migrants, who had to cross by feet the border last two days are still in camps and step by step will be transportated by trains in direction of Austria. But yesterday a first test happened with 3 trains and probably from today on it will be the new system: Refugees are transported directly by train from Croatia/Opatovac to the trainstation in Dobova in Slovenia. Then they change directly into another train to Sentilj/Spielfeld at the slovenian Austrian border. In moment volunteers have access to the refugees also in and near the trainstation, but we will see it will go in next days...

In general a good step to facilitate the travelling in the corridor and to reduce the suffering on the route. And for sure another small success of the still powerful social movement of refugees, who also several times last days protested again and demanding their freedom of movement against a strange militarisation in this strange camp and registration system.

Update from Dobova, 2.30pm

The former camp in Rigonce, close to Dobova, is deserted. As mentioned in the post below, people are directly being brought to Dobova. Although that's a good thing concerning logistics, the problem is that volunteers without accreditation can barely do anything in Dobova to provide food. That was by far the easiest in Rigonce.

In Dobova, right now people have to stay 24 to 48 hours. Police do not let volunteers enter. They accused volunteers of filming inside the camp and trespassed everyone. Now there's a total ban for volunteers.

To observers, the whole area seems like a cage. There's a noticeable tension between the refugees. Today, the police peppersprayed refugees, and at least one infant got peppersprayed, too.

There is no warm food. Neither Red Cross nor UNHCR are here, only a Christian NGO called "Adra". They distribute bread, canned tuna, food packages and goods.
The refugees are hungry and have not had a meal for quite a while. There are 1.500 to 2.000 people in the camp right now, plus approximately 30 volunteers and NGO associates.

By now, there are sufficient donations (goods), but money is needed for cooking.

Source ::, 28. Oct 2015