Migrants: Bosnia, no more water provided to Vucjak camp

International community demands shutdown. Critical situation

22 October, 12:41

    (ANSAmed) - SARAJEVO, OCTOBER 22 - Water provision through tanks has been suspended at the makeshift migrant camp of Vucjak near Bihac, in northwestern Bosnia at the border with Croatia, where hundreds of migrants walking along the Balkan route are staying. Water provision was cut after the municipal administration informed local companies that it won't be paying for the water or waste collection anymore, which was at the city's expense.

    The information was confirmed by Mayor Suhret Fazlic who had already said over the last few days that the city would cut provisions to Vucjak because Bihac had not received ''even a cent'' in aid after being invaded by migrants hoping to cross the nearby border with Croatia, thus entering the EU.

    The camp will need to be closed under such conditions, said the mayor. The European Council, UN and EU had also asked for the closure because the structure is inadequate due to the proximity of camps with landmines, insufficient food, lack of running water and electrical power and the precarious sanitary condition.

    The main problem of hosting centers for refugees and migrants in Bosnia is lack of funding for local facilities but the EU says it has so far allocated 44 million euros in aid and it is unclear where the money has been invested. (ANSAmed).

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