via DAILY MAIL: A blaze tore through a migrant camp in Slovenia after refugees set fire to their tents in protest at their treatment, it was reported today.
Women and children were evacuated from the camp in Brezice, on the border with Croatia, as firefighters battled the blaze this morning.
The migrants were reportedly angry at delays in registering them and moving them on to the Austrian border, witnesses said.
They also complained about a lack of food, water and blankets, it was reported by the BBC.
Many of those at the camp had arrived in the dark of night after wading or swimming across the Sutla River in temperatures close to freezing.
The European Union’s executive, meanwhile, summoned leaders of the countries on the migrant trail to a summit in Brussels on Sunday in an effort to better co-ordinate the flow from one country to another.
The country’s president, Borut Pahor, said he needed ‘fast assistance’ from the EU as it emerged that about 19,500 migrants have entered Slovenia since Friday.
It came as Slovenia accused Croatia of sending thousands of refugees toward its borders ‘without control’ after ignoring requests to contain the surge.
While Slovenia has said it can handle only 2,500 migrants a day, its police said that around 8,300 migrants seeking to head towards Western Europe were in reception centres in the small country, with thousands more arriving.
Hungary closed its border with Serbia to the free flow of migrants on September 15 and clamped down on its border with Croatia on Saturday.
Since then, over 20,000 migrants have entered Slovenia from Croatia, with many thousands more on their way.
Early Wednesday, Slovenian lawmakers granted more powers to the army to work with police in managing the migrant influx along the borders of the small Alpine nation.