Deputy Minister: Migrant situation in Bosnia could turn into humanitarian crisis

Deputy Minister: Migrant situation in Bosnia could turn into humanitarian crisis

Deputy Minister: Migrant situation in Bosnia could turn into humanitarian crisis Izvor: N1

Bosnia faces a complex security threat because no adequate solution for the migrant crisis has been found so far, Bosnia's Deputy Security Minister Mijo Kresic said on Monday, adding that migrant management system needs to be updated.

“The increased number of migrant entries into Bosnia is quite noticeable, as is the fact that they are leaving the country harder and harder. Many of them are concentrating in Bosnia without any strict supervision or control,” Kresic told the press in Banja Luka.

He expressed fears that the crisis could turn into a humanitarian crisis and said that the new government must be formed as soon as possible so it could improve the management system of illegal migrations.

Bihac authorities expected to stop providing for Vucjak migrant centre

The Mayor of Bihac, Suhret Fazlic, a northern Bosnian town which became the hotspot for migrants due to its vicinity to the Croatian/EU border, said that the Una-Sana Canton, where Bihac is located, will hold a meeting of the migrant crisis operative group.

The city's spokesperson Elmedin Mehadzic confirmed for Srna news agency that the authorities will stop paying for the provision of water and waste disposal from the Vucjak temporary migrant camp to the east of Bihac.

“I suppose utility companies will stop the delivery of water and waste disposal unless someone else pays for these services,” Mehadzic said.

The Red Cross organisation said they would continue to provide food for as long as they have enough donations and as long as their safety would be guaranteed.

Last week, the Bihac Mayor said in Sarajevo that his town cannot continue to pay for the migrants' food, shelter and basic necessities, because the funds are coming out of their budget, without the State's assistance.

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