Migrants and refugees in Bosnia and Herzegovina will benefit from a €2.5 million fund, allocated by the European Union in a bid to support them as the cold days are here, write schengenvisainfo.com
According to a press release issued recently, the fund will be dedicated to supporting migrants, especially for child protection and unaccompanied minors. At present, while the majority of migrants are deployed at EU-funded facilities, over 1,000 migrants are believed to be wandering without an accommodation spot, being exposed to cold temperatures.
Around 4,000 refugees and migrants stranded in Bosnia and Herzegovina, many of whom sleep outside, are in need of shelter, food, water, sanitation, healthcare, protection and clothes. To address these needs, the EU stands ready to continue providing humanitarian assistance,” the EU Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, said.
Since 2018, more than 84,120 refugees and migrants have reached the Bosnian territory via the Western Balkans route, and since then, the government has received about €101.85 million for refugees and vulnerable migrants’ situation.