New arrivals are overall decreasing since 2015, but of course not stopping: refugees are not able to transit through South-Eastern Europe and are increasingly getting ‘stuck’ in transit countries, resulting in overcrowded camps, with limited resources to ensure any kind of standards of a dignified life.
This week, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina agreed on operational co-operation with the European Border and Coast Guard. Frontex will then, when the agreement comes into force, act on the territory and in cooperation with the countries concerned in migration management.
The group ‘Along the Balkan Route’ has created a map of camps. This map has all the relevant locations marked: reception centers, transit centers, detention centers. It is planned to update this map regularly.
Reportage über die Situation der Migranten in der bosnischen Stadt Bihać, die immer wieder versuchen, die Grenze nach Kroatien zu überqueren, um so in die EU zu gelangen.
Mit versteckten Kameras haben AktivistInnen gefilmt, wie kroatische Polizisten offenbar Flüchtlinge über die Grenze zurück nach Bosnien schicken. Die Gruppe Border Violence Monitoring gab am Wochenende 6 Gigabyte entsprechendes Material mit 113 Videos an Medien weiter und veröffentlichte das Material auf der eigenen Webseite.
At this moment more than 700 academics, activists, artists, and journalists, as well as some 50 collectives, initiatives, editorial boards, and organizations have reacted to the eruption of hatred against the refugees and migrants channeled through the media and social discussions in Croatia. There is more support coming in as we speak.
After a week of protests at the border between BiH and Croatia, people who have been in BiH for months are still trapped in inadequate living conditions, and they haven’t been able to continue their journey towards the European Union.