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EU Offers Aid, Urges Bosnia to Rebuild Burned Refugee Camp

Al Jazeera – EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell says Brussels is ready to add another 3.5 million euros to its humanitarian support for Bosnia.

The European Union has announced additional funding to help vulnerable migrants and refugees in Bosnia and Herzegovina but urged the government there to rebuild a camp that burned down.

Brussels has denounced the condition for migrants in Bosnia, a candidate for EU membership, as “completely unacceptable”, and warned that lives are at risk.

Fire engulfed the Lipa migrant center in northwestern Bosnia on December 23.

There were no casualties from the blaze but much of the infrastructure was destroyed.

The incident deepened a crisis over where to house thousands of migrants, as Bosnian authorities have failed to find new accommodation for the newly homeless.

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