Bosnia: Migrants return to burnt tent camp as relocation fails | News | DW | 31.12.2020 (unacceptable – they need help now!)

Migrants walk back to the Lipa camp

Hundreds of migrants in Bosnia were left out in the cold for another night as attempts to relocate them after a blaze destroyed their camp failed.

The migrants were supposed to be taken from the Lipa camp in northwestern Bosnia to a former army barracks in the central town of Konjic on Tuesday. But protests by the town’s residents and disagreement among local authorities meant the migrants ended up spending about 24 hours in evacuation buses.

On Wednesday afternoon they were eventually told to disembark and return to the now-empty camp.

“The buses are leaving the Lipa area and the migrants have been left behind,” Nermin Kljajic, the Interior Ministry chief in Unsko-Sanska county, told news portal Klix.ba.

Source: Bosnia: Migrants return to burnt tent camp as relocation fails | News | DW | 31.12.2020