EU releases €3,5 million to help migrants who burned down Lipa camp
The European Union (EU) announced on Sunday, January 3, that it would increase its humanitarian assistance by 3,5 million euros to help migrants in Bosnia, whose living conditions it considers "unacceptable". It called for rebuilding the recently burned down Lipa camp.
Published: January 5, 2021, 10:27 am
These additional funds, intended to “help refugees and vulnerable migrants facing a humanitarian disaster in Bosnia,” are in addition to 4,5 million euros allocated by Brussels in April 2020, the European Commission said in a statement.
Since migrants set their camp on fire near the Bosnian town of Bihac on 23 December, a thousand of them have left been homeless.
The Commission, which finances the operation of several reception centers for migrants in Bosnia, and the IOM are calling for the temporary reopening, during the winter, of a center in Bihac, but the municipal and cantonal authorities are opposed to it.
Closed in October, under pressure from residents, this center could accommodate 2 000 people, French daily Le Monde reported. But even the federal government, which also called for its reopening, has given up on it, Bosnian Security Minister Selmo Cikotic said on Sunday during a visit to Camp Lipa.
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