Red Cross warns of humanitarian crisis in Bosnian camp
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The International Red Cross has warned of an imminent “humanitarian catastrophe” at an overcrowded makeshift migrant camp on Bosnia’s border with Croatia and asked for urgent relocation of its occupants to a safer area.
In a statement Thursday, it said the Vucjak camp which has been named “The Jungle” by migrants living there, has no running water, no electricity, no usable toilets, and has leaking overcrowded tents. Currently there are 700 people living there.
It also said that the camp only has 80 tents and just five volunteers from Bosnia’s Red Cross Society.
Thousands of migrants are stuck in northwestern Bosnia near the border with European Union member Croatia.