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Nov 08, 2018

Hungary’s Chief Security Advisor says situation at the Bihac immigration camp in northern Bosnia has become “untenable”

70,000 registered migrants are stranded near the Bosnian-Croatian border and serious conflicts are emerging there

Hungary’s Chief Security Advisor has said that situation at the Bihac immigration camp in northern Bosnia has become “untenable”.

György Bakondi has said that crimes committed by migrants in the camp have gotten out of control. He added that there are 70,000 registered migrants stranded near the Bosnian-Croatian border and serious conflicts are emerging there.

The security advisor told public television on Wednesday that local authorities are investigating 60 cases of “more serious” crimes in the village on the Bosnian-Croatian border.

Bakondi said several thousand illegal migrants there want to obtain asylum in countries that are wealthier than Bosnia, adding they were headed for Italy or Austria via Croatia and Slovenia.

The advisor said the UN Refugee Convention stipulates that the first safe country should provide asylum and the situation is getting out of control.