Protests and winter’s approach raise migration pressure on Bosnia (The Irish Times)

Date Publish: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2018


Bosnia and Herzegovina is now facing a “perfect storm” in its struggle to cope with thousands of migrants, as a surge in the number of new arrivals coincides with growing frustration among local residents and the approach of the harsh Balkan winter...

“It is a sign that we need to get the accommodation situation under control urgently, otherwise it will get out of hand”, said Peter Van der Auweraert, representative of the UN’s International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

He told The Irish Times that Bosnia and Herzegovina registered the arrival of a record 1,290 migrants last week, and warned that worse weather “will affect the exit route earlier than the entry route, which would mean a rapid increase of stranded migrants” in the country.

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Soruce: The Irish Times