On 8 November 2016, the IOM Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina welcomed almost 40 guests from international organizations, local embassies, state authorities and NGOs to mark the end of the project ‘Establishment of an Early Warning Information Sharing Network along the Migration Route from Greece to Hungary and Croatia’, funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Migration.
IOM in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH)
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:
- Assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration management,
- Advance understanding of migration issues,
- Encourage social and economic development through migration, and
- Uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants.
Latest News and Events
Migrants children accompanied by their parents participated in a three-day football school in Cazin and Buzim
"Since we arrived to Bosnia and Herzegovina, we did not have the opportunity to see our children this happy", says one of the parents from the Temporary migrant center at Sedra Hotel in Cazin. We are grateful and in the name of all parents I wish to thank the organizers who invited us and the IOM that enabled our children to participate in this three-day event.
The IOM is helping Bosnia and Herzegovina to prepare for autumn and winter, when the spartan camp at Velika Kladusa and roofless, windowless dormitory in Bihac will be hopelessly – and dangerously – inadequate for the needs of thousands of people...
At the ceremony, the youth which gathered at a single spot had the chance to present the most beautiful traditional dances and new folklore clothing, which was implemented with the assistance of IOM, but also the youngsters who are the members of mentioned folklore society contributing to its progress by their engagement.
With the support of the local community, especially the municipality of Bužim and the mayor, the desire of young people to embellish the childhood for generations that carry the future, has been fulfilled.
|Title||Duty Station||Closing Date|
|VN 06-09-18 Defectologist, Foča||Foča||2018-09-21|
|VN 02-09-18 Psychologist, Bileća||Bileca||2018-09-21|
|VN 07-09-18 Social Worker, Foča||Foča||2018-09-21|
|VN 03-09-18 Psychologist, Bužim||Bužim||2018-09-21|
|VN 08-09-18 Pedagogue, Jablanica||Jablanica||2018-09-21|
|VN 04-09-18 Social Pedagogue, Bužim||Bužim||2018-09-21|
|VN 09-09-18 Psychologist, Jablanica||Jablanica||2018-09-21|
|VN 05-09-18 Social Worker, Cazin||Cazin||2018-09-21|
|VN 10-09-18 Social Worker, Zenica||Zenica||2018-09-21|
|VN 01-09-18 Social Worker, Bileća||Bileca||2018-09-21|
|VN 11-09-18 Social Worker, Prijedor||Prijedor||2018-09-25|
|VN 12-09-18 Psychologist, Prijedor||Prijedor||2018-09-25|
|JAVNI POZIV ZA DOSTAVLJANJE PONUDA ZA IZVOĐENJE RADOVA NA VANJSKOM I UNUTRAŠNJEM UREĐENJU OBJEKTA ĐAČKOG DOMA BORIĆI||2018-09-25|
|VN 13-09-2018 Consultant for Incident Response Assessment (Bosnia and Herzegovina Resilience Initiative)||2018-10-05|
United Nations, New York - The United Nations Summit on Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants which took place on Monday in New York, provides a singular opportunity for the global community to forge a greater consensus on managing the world’s movements of migrants and refugees. IOM considers migration to be a mega-trend of the 21st Century representing unprecedented human mobility with one of every seven persons worldwide living or working somewhere other than their place of birth.
Ministry of Security of BiH organized the promotion of the Strategy in the Area of Migration and Asylum and Action Plan for the period 2016-2020, today in Sarajevo. This strategic document defines the policy in the area of migration and asylum according to the highest international and European standards. As in other areas, Bosnia and Herzegovina wants to use the current positive trends in managing migration and asylum processes towards the European and Euro-Atlantic integration.
About the World Humanitarian Summit
The world is witnessing the highest level of human suffering since the Second World War. This is why, for the first time in the 70-year history of the United Nations, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has convened the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul on 23 -24 May.
Social Media Advisory for the
2016 PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival
Call for Entries
Description: Call for Entries for the 2016 PLURAL+ International Youth Video Festival on migration, celebrating diversity and social inclusion. Youth up to 25 of age are invited to submit short videos maximum five minutes in length. Deadline for entries is 29 May 2015. Between now and that date, IOM missions should actively promote the competition through any networks possible, including social media.
SARAJEVO, March 16 (ONASA)
Deputy Chief of Mission of Japan to BiH Kazumasa Miyzaki will attend today the handover of the reconstruction project of primary school "April 19th" Derventa, the Embassy of Japan in BiH announced
The handover will be held at the school premises, at 11.00 hours, in the presence of Mayor of Derventa Milorad Simić and Director of the School Elvira Miljić.
Geneva, 19 February 2016
Joint UNHCR, UNICEF, IOM Press Release