Bosnia will close the migrant camp with inhumane conditions

Босния закроет лагерь мигрантов с бесчеловечными условиями

On Tuesday, Bosnian authorities began moving several hundred migrants from the old camp near the border with Croatia after international condemnation of the inhumane conditions at the site.
According to the AFP photographer, migrants, mostly men from Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, sat in a bus in camp Vucjak in North-West Bosnia.

Local authorities claim that 350 workers will be temporarily placed in the official centre outside the capital of Sarajevo – the place through which migrants want to cross the border to get into the European Union.

Camp Wojak, a cluster of tents, where there is no plumbing, heating or proper toilets, was defeated near the border in June.

This place immediately drew international criticism for what it was at the dump, in an area littered with mines during the war in the Balkans of the 1990-ies.

Over the past six months, thousands of migrants have used it as a base for attempts to cross the border.

Босния закроет лагерь мигрантов с бесчеловечными условиями

According to the representative of the Bosnian red cross Selama Mizica, about 25 000 migrants passed through the camp.

The decision to close the locations was made after Dunja Mijatovic, the Council of Europe Commissioner for human rights, visited him last week and warned of possible deaths if the camp is closed immediately, especially when temperatures drop in winter.

According to local reports, in recent days, several hundred migrants made one last attempt to get into Croatia and continue to the West in the EU.

The Minister of security of Bosnia said that the migrants who were taken from the camp, eventually will be placed in a new built center in the former military barracks in Sarajevo.

Currently, Bosnia is about 8000 migrants in official centres of immigrants under the control of the UN can be up to 5,000 people.

The impoverished country has become a key stop on the way of migrants, which passes through the Balkans to Western Europe.

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