Bosnia says it is struggling to cope with the influx of thousands of people fleeing war and poverty and taking the new Balkan route to Europe.
No running water or electricity. Portable toilets that are rotting. Flimsy, leaking tents. And rubbish everywhere.
Built on an old landfill site, next to a minefield, migrants at the Vucjak camp say it’s a nightmare.
Conditions are appalling…and about to get even worse, with the onset of the Balkan winter.
Fifty-thousand people have arrived in Bosnia Herzegovina in two years.
Many get stuck at the border with Croatia, and now tough new measures are in place to restrict their movements.
Bosnia’s emerged as a new transit point to Europe after northern Balkan routes were shut following the 2015 refugee crisis.
Rights groups are now warning of a new humanitarian crisis.
Presenter: Adrian Finighan
Peter Van Der Auweraert Bosnia Representative, International Organization for Migration
Gerald Knaus Founding Chairman, European stability Initiative
Nidzara Ahmetasevic Independent Journalist in Bosnia Herzegovina
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