Slovenia buckles as migrants rush to escape winter, border closures

Migrants and refugees walk to the Croatian-Slovenian border after disembarking from a train on October 20, 2015 in Kljuc BrdoveckiSlovenia on Tuesday called in the army to help it manage a flood of refugees seeking to reach northern Europe ahead of winter, as the small EU state became the latest trouble spot on the migrant trail. With at least 9,000 people landing on Europe’s beaches every day, there appeared to be no end in sight to the continent’s biggest migration wave since World War II. Since Saturday when Hungary sealed off its border with Croatia, more than 19,460 migrants have arrived in Slovenia, with the nation of two million people warning it was struggling to cope.

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