AYS DAILY DIGEST 17/7/2018: The situation in Bosnia — from bad to worse

After the storm. Velika Kladuša. Photo by Gabriel Tizon


Photo by One Bridge to Idomeni
Photos by One Bridge to Idomeni
Photos by No Name Kitchen in Velika Kladuša.
Photo by SOS Team Kladuša

“We no longer want to listen to endless delays, transferring responsibility, or finding excuses (there is both money and capacity). All of you are responsible! Human lives are at stake! If you cannot provide adequate support, then at least step down from the functions that you are unable to perform. We cannot allow people to sleep and reside in mud, dirt, and totally inadequate hygienic conditions. In front of us is winter that can be terribly raw in these areas. All of you jointly are responsible for people’s lives!

We demand an immediate response, without delay and politicizing!

We demand the inclusion of all levels of government, especially state and entity, as the situation overwhelms the capacities and possibilities of Bihać and Velika Kladuša!

Given the special legal obligation of the Ministry of Security of BiH, we demand urgent provision of logistical and other support to resolve the issue of accommodation and allow for asylum applications (because of being in a field without an address, that right has been denied)!

We urge the international community to make all of its capacities and resources available and provide concrete assistance to address this humanitarian disaster.

We appeal to other municipalities and cities in BiH to assist primarily Bihać and Velika Kladuša, as well as other cities, to find an adequate and dignified solution for people!”





Photo: Caritas: Wir helfen.
The deportation of a 19-year old man was stopped. Photo: Welcome To Denmark



Daily news digests from the field, mainly for volunteers and refugees on the route, but also for journalists and other parties.

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