The migrants have built tents in the forests after local authorities in the northwestern Krajina region decided last month to start pushing them away from urban areas, even kicking them out of the existing UN-run reception centers there
Tuesday's operation is thought to be the biggest of its kind since the Calais Jungle - home to up to 8,000 migrants - was dismantled in 2016.
Despite the popularity of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AFD) in the region, the German town of Neuruppin has said it is keen to welcome migrants to move to and settle in the town.
The Alan Kurdi ship of the German aid group Sea-Eye docked Friday in the Sardinia port of Olbia to disembark 125 migrants rescued in the central Mediterranean Sea.
Turkey has accused the European Union of turning a blind eye to what it says is a blatant abuse of human rights.
Resettlement programmes were put on pause by coronavirus pandemic, leaving refugees heading to EU countries to start a new life in limbo. The EU's new Migration Pact needs to be more ambitious in what it can do for those needed sanctuary.
The aunt of Alan Kurdi, the 3-year-old Syrian boy who drowned in the Mediterranean in 2015, joined protesters in Berlin to urge politicians to act.
The vessel was detained in the port of Palermo for 11 hours for an inspection the NGO Seawatch International called "arbitrary."
It comes after fire destroyed the Moria migrant camp, which was home to more than 12,500 migrants. Its capacity was 2,700 people.
Dozens have been rescued after a migrant smuggling boat sank off the southern Greek island of Crete. Three bodies have been recovered and it's not known if others are missing.
The Mediterranea NGO said however that Malta has refused them access to a port to disembark the migrants.
Thousands of protesting migrants left homeless on the Greek island of Lesbos after fires destroyed the notoriously overcrowded Moria camp gathered on a road leading to the island's main town Friday, demanding to be allowed to leave.
4,000 migrants who had left the camp for the island's main port of Mytilini to board ships for the mainland threw stones at police blocking the road.
Thousands of migrants slept on the streets on the Greek island of Lesbos after being evacuated from their camp as fires broke out early on Wednesday.
Some 12,500 people were living at the Moria camp and the surrounding area.
Dozens of people protested outside a migrant detention centre in the French city of Marseille on Saturday, insisting those inside were at risk of catching COVID-19
Dan O'Mahoney, charged with stopping the sea journeys from France to England, says many migrants are at the mercy of smugglers and unaware of their destination.
As of Aug. 31, the Moria camp on the island of Lesbos housed 12,714 people, well over its capacity of 2,757.
Five years ago, the picture of three-year-old Alan Kurdi washed up dead on a Turkish beach shocked the world. Nevertheless, refugee and migrant children are "often worse off" now than in 2015, says Save the Children.