Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH) is located at a migration crossroad between Eastern and Western Europe. The conflict in the former Yugoslavia from 1992 to 1995 destroyed the social and economic infrastructure and forced over half of citizens of BH to leave their homes. Today, the return of displaced persons and a rise in illegal migration, such as human trafficking and smuggling, make migration a major challenge for BH’s post-conflict recovery and development.
IOM initiated a mission in Sarajevo in 1992 in the basement of Koševo Hospital, setting up the MEDEVAC programme to evacuate war-wounded individuals who could not be treated locally. Following the end of the war, IOM expanded its activities to the return of refugees from abroad and to assist BH nationals resettling in third countries. Today, IOM’s programmes aim to prevent irregular migration, stop the trafficking of human beings, contribute to national development, and assist the BH Government to manage migration activities.
IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society.
As the leading international organization for migration, IOM acts with its partners in the international community to:
This time too, participants didn't hide their enthusiasm with the approach, purpose and the way of conducting this workshop that aims to improve active listening, change the participants' perceptions of the world and media, as well as their relationship toward themselves and others.
One of the participants has shared her impressions after this workshop: "I am thrilled with the process that is taking place here. Everyone is so kind and I have learnt many things from others."
Another group of young people have learned new skills that they will apply in everyday life.
Parents had the opportunity to learn about main principles of parenting, the importance of communication, and, on this third workshop module about drug misuse and addiction. What's special about these workshops is the fact that parents can talk about their feelings or that they can say what they want to talk about, what can shape that workshop module to some point.
Parents, participants of this workshop, have said that they will transfer the things they have learnt through their communication and work to young people, as well as other members of society.
|Title||Duty Station||Closing Date|
|JAVNI POZIV ZA DOSTAVLJANJE PONUDE – NABAVKA I ISPORUKA MINIBUS VOZILA||2018-12-24|
|CALL FOR PROPOSAL - Implementation of local Social Cohesion initiatives||Una-Sana Canton||2018-12-21|
|CALL FOR PROPOSAL - Implementation of the Public Awareness Raising Campaigns||Una-Sana Canton||2018-12-21|
|CALL FOR PROPOSAL - Survey Data Collection||Una-Sana Canton||2018-12-17|
|Internship – 1 position (Project Development and Monitoring and Evaluation) SVN 05-12/18||Sarajevo||2018-12-31|
|Internship – 1 position (Seeking Care, Support and Justice for Survivors of Conflict Related Sexual Violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina - UN Joint Project implemented by UNDP, UNFPA, UNWOMEN and IOM), Reference No.: SVN 04-12/18||Sarajevo||2018-12-16|
|Internship – 1 position (AVRR – Assisted Voluntary Return ), SVN 03-12/18||Sarajevo||2018-12-16|
|Internship – 1 position (Procurement Assistant), Reference No.: SVN 02-12/18||Sarajevo||2018-12-16|
|Internship – 1 position (Administrative assistant / HR) – Reference No.: SVN 01-12/18||Sarajevo||2018-12-16|
|JAVNI POZIV ZA DOSTAVLJANJE PONUDA – PRODUŽENJE TENDERA ZA OBNOVU I REVITALIZACIJU PODRUČJA BORIĆA I GRADSKOG PARKA U BIHAĆU||2018-12-11|
|JAVNI POZIV ZA DOSTAVLJANJE PONUDA – PRODUŽENJE TENDERA ZA NABAVKU I ISPORUKU KANTI I KONTEJNERA ZA OTPATKE||2018-12-11|
REQUEST FOR QUOTATION (RFQ)
AND GENERAL INSTRUCTION TO CONTRACTORS (GIC)
Project: BHRI001 – Construction of the river walkway and outdoor gym in Gornji Rahić, Brčko District
Ref. No.: BHRI/RFQ/002
Published on: 09 March 2018
Deadline: 21 March 2018
On the occasion the European Anti-Trafficking Day, the Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina / Department for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Lara Foundation from Bijeljina, the RING Network and MFS-EMMAUS organized a press conference aiming at presenting the current situation, with the challenges to be confronted in preventing trafficking in persons, and the activities undertaken through cross-sectoral cooperation between relevant institutions and organizations in the fight against this phenomenon. The conference was held at the UN House in Sarajevo on October 18, 2018. The event was an opportunity to present the returns of the IOM’s regional project Enhancing Counter Trafficking in Crisis in the Western Balkans such as Analytical report on human trafficking in crisis situations in the Western Balkans, Guidelines for work of regional monitoring teams for combating trafficking in human beings in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Facebook page #supportformigrants and Mobile App Support for Migrants.
The response to the migrant situation in BiH is being stepped up as the CEB Vice Governor and IOM Chief of Mission signed a EUR 1 million grant agreement for the opening of a reception center in Hadzici, Sarajevo. CEB Vice Governor, Rosa-Maria Sanchez Yebra, visited the center, which will host up to 400 persons.
Interview with Mr Peter Van Der Auweraert, Chief of International Organization for Migration in BiH and Sub-regional Coordinator of mentioned organization for Western Balkans
Peter Van Der Auweraert, IOM Representative in BiH and Western Balkans Sub-regional Coordinator, Mijo Kresic, Deputy Minister of Security of BiH and Nedzad Korajlic, Dean of the Faculty of Criminalistics, Criminology and Security Studies of the University of Sarajevo spoke about this issue for TV1.
In a world where more than a third of countries criminalize consensual same-sex relationships, disclosing your gender identity and sexual orientation can be extremely dangerous. For internally displaced members of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) community, it can also cripple livelihoods and even be life-threatening.
The injustice that the LGBTI community faces in non-emergency settings does not simply disappear in times of crisis or when people become displaced, in fact, it is usually amplified.
LGBTI internally displaced persons face complex challenges and threats during all stages of displacement. These include discrimination, prejudice, violence, difficulty accessing humanitarian services and barriers to articulating their protection needs.