Bosnia and Herzegovina: Systemic solutions and meaningful EU support, including safe pathways, could prevent recurring humanitarian emergencies
Hundreds of migrants and asylum-seekers remain stranded in northwest Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) without an end in sight as politicians at all levels failed to agree their relocation to dignified and humane facilities in other parts of the country. For the third week, they remain trapped in the sleet-sodden wasteland that, before 23 December, was the site of the temporary makeshift camp Lipa. Flimsy tents and several containers provide their only shelter from sub-zero temperatures and snow. Leading human rights organizations urge the authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina to ensure immediate humanitarian support, including suitable shelter and assistance, to migrants and asylum-seekers on its territory.