New report by Amnesty International accuses the EU and European governments of being actively complicit in – and helping to fund – ‘violent and illegal’ pushbacks of migrants and refugees from Croatia.
Bosnian ministries recorded a dozen deaths last year among migrants and refugees in the country, but precise data on those who lost their lives crossing the country remain absent.
Local authorities in northwest Bosnia are threatening to send thousands of migrants and refugees to the capital, Sarajevo, unless the state authorities assume direct responsibility for them by February 15.
A Croatian watchdog organization on Sunday published video material that it says proves that the Croatian police systematically and violently expel migrants and refugees from the country on border with Bosnia.
A new report by international watchdog Human Rights Watch accused Croatian police of abusing, beating and extorting money from migrants and refugees while not allowing them to seek asylum.
An imaginative project has been collecting drawings from thousands of refugees and migrants across Europe and North Africa, in which they sketch their lives before, now and in the future.
Bulgaria is the latest EU-member state to clarify that it will be not back the UN pact on migration, due to be signed next month in Marrakech, claiming it puts the national interest at risk.
While migrants and refugees pile up in Bosnia, becoming prime targets for smugglers, only a handful of smuggling cases has ended in a court conviction.
Bosnia and Herzegovina has struggled with an influx of migrants and refugees in 2018, but official data shows that there is a low rate of offending among those attempting to transit the country on the way to the EU.
An EU diplomat said that hundreds of migrants and refugees, massed on Bosnia and Herzegovina’s border with Croatia for a second day running, must be told that illegal migration is unacceptable.