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Migrants:Bosnia, 21,000 arrivals since the beginning of 2019

Reception centers full, supply problems are increasing

26 August, 13:10
(ANSA) - SARAJEVO, AUGUST 26 - About 21 thousand migrants and refugees have arrived in Bosnia and Herzegovina since the beginning of the year and the Balkan country is under increasing pressure from the logistical and social problems created by the growing migration influx. "In the first seven months of the year, the number of migrants entering the country was bigger than last year's total arrivals," said Nermin Kljajic, Interior Minister from the Unsko-Sanski area, the northwestern region of Bosnia and Herzegovina at the border with Croatia, where the large majority of migrants are concentrated.

For the most part, Kljajic pointed out - cited by the local media - they are Afghans, Pakistanis, and Moroccans. All the reception centers are full, and thousands of refugees remain around, bivouacking in makeshift shelters. According to Kljajic, the situation is getting worse day by day, also because of the growing problems of food and medicine supply shortages, and the frequent protests of the local population, reporting thefts and abuses by migrants who do not find accommodation in reception centers. (ANSA).

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