Thousands of Afghans are trying to sneak into Iran and Pakistan each day, as incomes have dried up and life-threatening hunger has become widespread.
Migrant crossings are down and so are deaths at sea, but Tuesday’s incident was a reminder that dangers remain.
Several times in recent years, migrants trying to cross between Djibouti and Yemen have been thrown into the sea.
Local authorities have refused to reopen an E.U.-funded housing facility for the migrants, bringing criticism that Bosnia has failed to provide basic humanitarian assistance required by international law.
Up to 700 people lacking winter clothes, sleeping bags and tents have slept outside after a temporary camp was dismantled. Local hostility has blocked efforts to relocate them.
A rubber raft crowded with at least 120 migrants sank in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday. The craft was on a notoriously dangerous route for refugees trying to reach European shores.
Those attempting to migrate from West Africa to Europe are once again taking a route so dangerous it’s known as “Barcelona or die.”
About 200 migrants were aboard a boat that caught fire and capsized on Saturday, hours after it had left Senegal for the Canary Islands, according to the International Organization for Migration.
A boat carrying 95 migrants on the Mediterranean floated adrift for more than 30 hours before the Maltese authorities finally brought them to shore under intense pressure.
Rescuers continue to pull the bodies of victims from Lake Van, in eastern Turkey, more than three weeks after the fishing boat carrying them sank.