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The Red Cross warns against the violence of Croatian border guards against migrants

The Red Cross warns against the violence of Croatian border guards against migrants trying to enter the country from neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina, AP reports.

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Angela Merkel’s rebellious interior minister has failed to impress Germans with his hardline stance on migration, according to new polling likely to reinforce the chancellor’s position.  

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Officer was investigating an Eastern European gang that brought women to Israel for prostitution; is suspended from force

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Let Europe face up to human trafficking in 2018

Europe’s reception of children seeking refuge is particularly shameful

Last year came to an end with horrific images of slave labour markets in Libya, and a further UN Security Council resolution ...

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Big hit against sexual exploitation: criminal group dismantled in Spain and Romania

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European Resource Center

Representatives of the International Forum of Solidarity – EMMAUS met with the Minister of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina Mr. Dragan Mektic on June 5, 2018 with the aim to discuss the current migration situation in BiH and the partner role of IFS-EMMAUS to BiH institutions in this process. The meeting was conveyed as follow-up to the recent signing of the three-partite Protocol of Understanding between the BiH Ministry of Security, UNHCR and IFS-EMMAUS, on the accommodation and assistance of vulnerable asylum seekers in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Furthermore, IFS-EMMAUS has also been recognized as the partner to BiH institutions in the recently adopted Action Plan of Emergency Measures for the accommodation and assistance to migrants, especially children, whose numbers have been increasing in BiH in the past few months, whereby IFS-EMMAUS once again expressed their readiness to actively cooperate with and assist the BiH government on the provision of needed assistance to migrants (incl. food, sundries, hygienic supplies and primary medical care), in accordance with international law and humanitarian standards, but also with full respect of BiH national interests and security of its citizens.

During the meeting, participants explored the possibility of additional – more adequate accommodation capacities/facilities in Bihać and Velika Kladuša, where IFS-EMMAUS would further be an active partner to the government in the provision of needed services to these migrants, especially children and unaccompanied minors.

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