The Croatian interior ministry raised a high metal fence along the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina to prevent illegal migrants from entering the country, MIA reports.
Yesterday, the Border police in Bosnia and Herzegovina said the Croatian Interior Ministry had informed them that there would be an interruption of traffic due to the installation of the fence.
Many migrants are trying to cross the border between the two countries around Maljevac in order to enter the European Union.
The Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) has considered and adopted the information on the situation in the field of migration in Bosnia and Herzegovina regarding the increased influx of migrants, stating that from January 2019 until June 5th, 2019, 9,081 illegal migrants were recorded to BiH’s Foreigners’Office.
A total of 8,466 made the intention to apply for asylum during this period, but 196 actually submitted.
Most migrants come from Pakistan (36.3%), Bangladesh (9.2%), Iraq (8.8%), Syria (8.7%) and Afghanistan (7.5%).
In the period from May 27thto June 5th 2019, 743 illegal migrants were reported to the Foreign Affairs Department. At the same time, 673 persons filed for asylum applications and 51 persons filed for asylum.