Thousands of refugees rush into Croatia after days in 'no man's land'
The United Nations refugee agency said that between 2,000 and 3,000 people who had been stuck in a virtual no man’s land for days had been allowed to enter Croatia, a move that is likely to put more strain on neighbouring Slovenia, which has already said it can only cope with 2,500 arrivals per day.
“Without any announcement, the borders opened. When the borders opened, everybody rushed,” said Melita Sunjic, a spokeswoman for the UN high commissioner for refugees (UNHCR). “The last person to go was a young boy without a leg, and we helped him cross in a wheelchair.”