Migrants stranded in snow without food or water
"It is the abyss of humanity."
Two days before Christmas, a battered, makeshift tent city in the Lipa refugee camp went up in flames.
“We are living like animals. In fact, worse.
If no one helps us, we will die.”
The drama of migrants stuck in the cold and persecuted on the border between Croatia and Bosnia.
THE BALKAN ROUTE IS JUST AS TRAUMATIC AND INHUMANE AS THE MEDITERRANEAN ONE
IN CROATIA MIGRANTS ARE MARKED: whoever crosses the border between Bosnia and Croatia finds squads of police forces, armed with sticks and truncheons that – witnesses report – are used on asylum seekers’ backs. Not only beatings, but they are also deprived of documents, cell phones and other personal belongings.
The United Nations is investigating the report of these abuses…but with what results?