In Bosnia-Herzegovina, a new thoroughfare on the European migration route, exhausted and demoralised refugees and migrants have found charity and support from a local population that remembers its own hardships in the not-so-distant past.

Four months ago, about 70 migrants arrived in the city of Bihać, close to the border with Croatia, and pitched tents in the centre. The mayor, Šuhret Fazlić, suggested they move to the concrete shell of a half-built dormitory on the edge of town.

‘During the war, Bihać was under siege for 1,200 days,’ said Fazlić. ‘We feel enormous empathy with these people.’ There are now about 1,000 people living in the building.” (Read more at The Guardian)