Bosnia

On EU’s doorstep, UN raises alarm for thousands of young migrants sleeping rough 

Well over 2,500 migrants and refugees have been forced to sleep rough in Bosnia-Herzegovina for several weeks – on the European Union’s doorstep – despite the fact that suitable sheltered accommodation is available. 

In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, Peter Auweraert, chief of mission in Bosnia for the UN Migration Agency IOM, describes the difficulties of trying to find a quick solution to the urgent problem. 

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News in Brief 5 January 2021

  • UNHCR relocates first Ethiopian refugees to new site in Sudan
  • UN appeals to spoilers in Central African Republic election to respect poll results
  • Mounting concern for Bosnia’s migrants left in freezing conditions
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FROM THE FIELD: facing up to the extreme mental health pressures of conflict

For those caught up in conflict situations, the trauma can lead to severe mental health problems. This is also the case for the humanitarian workers who are trying to help them.

‘Step backwards’ for Bosnia’s autonomous Serb region as assembly reneges on Srebrenica genocide report

The Republika Srpska National Assembly in Bosnia and Herzegovina drew concern from the top United Nations expert on the Prevention of Genocide on Thursday, over its decision this week to revoke its endorsement of the 2004 Srebrenica Commission Report acknowledging genocide during the Bosnian war of the 1990s.

At General Assembly, Bosnia and Herzegovina stresses central role of UN in preventing war

The leader of Bosnia and Herzegovina, a country born two decades ago in the deadliest fighting in Europe since the Second World War, today stressed the centrality of the United Nations in resolving crises before they degenerate into war and the flight of refugees.

Positive outlooks mired by divisive rhetoric in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Security Council told

Briefing the United Nations Security Council, High Representative Valentin Inzko said that though there have been some positive developments in Bosnia and Herzegovina, these have been overshadowed by parties focusing exclusively on the ethnic distribution of the population around the country.

More “police keeping” will help UN missions, says departing chief

More “police keeping” is needed in UN missions around the world to bolster the traditional role of peacekeepers.

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UN welcomes 'historic' guilty verdict against Radovan Karadžić

Calling today “historic” for the people of former Yugoslavia and for international criminal justice, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed support for the victims who suffered under former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić, following his guilty verdict by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).

Bosnia and Herzegovina, once post-conflict ‘shining star,’ is moving in wrong direction, Security Council warned

Two decades after peace accords ended the wars in the former Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Herzegovina is moving in the wrong direction after years of being the “shining star” of peace building and is threatened by Republika Srpska’s decision to hold a referendum, the United Nations Security Council was warned today.

Srebrenica genocide: Remember the victims, recommit to peace

The 8,000 Muslim men and boys who were killed in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica in July 1995 have been remembered at a commemorative event at UN Headquarters on Wednesday.

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