ZAGREB, February 6, 2019 – The local authorities in Una-Sana Canton, northwestern Bosnia and Herzegovina, have warned that they have no more capacity to accept new irregular migrants and called on the state government in Sarajevo to take on the responsibility for migrant centres in the area.
The cantonal task force in charge of managing the migrant crisis called on the state-level Security Ministry to take over the control over the migrant reception centres in the towns of Bihać, Velika Kladuša and Cazin.
The cantonal authorities insist that the migrant tide must be put under control and that quotas for accommodation of migrants must be respected in line with available capacities.
Una-Sana Canton is due to cater for up to 3,200 migrants.
The largest reception centre is in the “Bira” factory in Bihać and has the capacity for 1,500 persons. However, it is already catering for nearly 2,000.
A few days ago, a mass fight erupted involving hundreds of migrants, and tens of them were injured.
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