More Than 50,000 Migrants Arrive In Slovenia In Less Than A Week05:52
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Refugees and migrants walk out of the train station in Sentilj, Slovenia, on their way to cross the Slovenian-Austrian border on October 23, 2015. Some thousands of migrants arrived to the border in Spielfeld in their attempt to get asylum in Austria or Germany. (Vladimir Simicek/AFP/Getty Images)
Refugees and migrants walk out of the train station in Sentilj, Slovenia, on their way to cross the Slovenian-Austrian border on October 23, 2015. Some thousands of migrants arrived to the border in Spielfeld in their attempt to get asylum in Austria or Germany. (Vladimir Simicek/AFP/Getty Images)
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Slovenia this week became the latest European country to be overwhelmed by refugees and migrants trying to make their way - by foot and bus and train - to northern Europe.

Slovenia is a tiny country, of just 2 million people, and in the last week, more than 50,000 people have crossed the border. The country is now appealing to the European Union for money, police officers and supplies to help deal with the influx.

Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar says his government has not ruled out building a fence along the border with Croatia to keep people out.

Here & Now's Robin Young checks in with reporter Lauren Frayer, who has been traveling with refugees and migrants from Croatia to Slovenia to the border with Austria.

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This segment aired on October 23, 2015.

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