According to the National Border Police, at the beginning of spring and due to the higher water level of the Drina River, an increasing number of migrants can be seen in the area of ​​northeastern Bosnia.

In order to avoid encounters with the police, these people move at night along the border area of ​​BiH.

Since those are forest areas, former confrontation lines, mines and unexploded ordnance can still be found there. They mainly move through the Sapna site, which belongs to the Tuzla Canton, one of the most mine-contaminated in our country.

Mine warning signs are placed along roads and in visible places. However, since migrants move at night due to a possible encounter with members of the police, they often do not see these warnings and come close to the suspicious areas.

Two years ago, a leaflet and a poster in English, Arabic and Faroese were distributed to migrants with the most important information about this threat, containing a map of mine-contaminated areas in Bihać, Cazin and Velika Kladuša.

Migrants also move through the mountains of Plješevica, area of Trebinje, Foča, Gacko, Višegrad and Goražde, which have not yet been demined and pose a great danger to those people.

The Mine Action Center regularly visits risk areas and monitors the condition of the signs. If there is a need, the signs are renewed. Since very often these signs are stolen or damaged, about which local police is informed regularly.


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