Heightened Concern for Migrants in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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IOM Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina Peter Van der Auweraert on Al Jazeera

On 13 November 2019, the Operational Group for Resolving the Migration Crisis in Una Sana Canton took the decision to introduce a lockdown of the reception centres Bira in Bihać and Miral in Velika Kladuša in Bosnia and Herzebovina

Such measures will prohibit migrants, asylum-seekers and refugees, including unaccompanied children, from entering or leaving the two centres, unless doing so to attempt crossing the border into Croatia, accoding to a UN Statement.

The UN fully recognizes the disproportionate burden borne by Una Sana Canton authorities and local communities affected by the high number of migrants, asylum-seekers and refugees without adequate means or solutions. IOM Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina Peter Van der Auweraert discussed the stalemate on Al Jazeera's flagship news programme

Date of publication: 
Nov 15, 2019
Sarajevo