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Asylum Seekers Shelter in Abandoned Bosnian Buildings Amid Severe Winter Cold

HeadlineJan 12, 2021

In Bosnia, hundreds of refugees are taking shelter in abandoned buildings as they try to protect themselves from snow and freezing temperatures. This is a 16-year-old refugee from Afghanistan named Ali.

Ali: “I’ve been sleeping in the bus for about five to six months now, and I’m living in really bad conditions. I’m in really a bad way. There’s no one to look after us here, and the conditions are not safe. People who are supposed to support us have been coming and taking things from us and then selling those things inside the camp or in other places. We have nothing here. I have explained what is going on, on several occasions, and others have talked about what is going on, but no one wants to listen to what we say. I’m asking: If you can do anything for us, then please help us.”

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