European official urges closure of Bosnian migrant camp

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European official urges closure of Bosnian migrant campBIHAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A top European human rights official on Tuesday demanded the immediate closure of a makeshift tent camp in northwestern Bosnia where hundreds of migrants remain stranded despite snow and freezing weather. “It should be closed as we speak,” Dunja Mijatovic, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights said while visiting the Vucjak camp near the town of Bihac. International aid organizations have repeatedly warned it is unfit for migrants because it is located on a former landfill and close to a mine field from the 1992-95 war.


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