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:
Van der Auweraert said many migrants with families now preferred to remain in some of the facilities run by the IOM in Bosnia.
“Most of the families, I think, decided to sit out the winter in Bosnia and Herzegovina – that's the information that we have in the facilities that we run for families in Bira and Borici [in Bihac], though young males are continuing to cross over,” he said.
Through discussion on different examples of so-called "crisis situation" with which parents meet on a daily basis, it is concluded that every situation can be solved, as well as that a timely reaction to certain behaviors in young people can prevent consequences such as deviant behavior. The aim of this education is for parents to learn more about the skills that contribute significantly to the optimal development of youth, the proper building of identity and the formation of healthy and strong personality.
"Back to the Game" and "A Bus of Happiness" are two project ideas that the informal group of young people from Bužim presented at the Community Dialogue. For the past month, this group of young people has been working hard on gathering and drafting documentation. The enthusiasm of the selection panel members and other guests is the evidence of their hard work, but also the wind in their backs to persist in their intentions.
After the presentation of the projects, young people emphasized that the members of the selection panel, proposed by them, met their expectations through well-intentioned advice and critics, which is very important for young people who have the opportunity to work on project ideas for the first time.
Together they have come to many conclusions, and some of them are: media messages must be human and reasonable, the system of values must be strengthened through social action and response, authority over children implies love, and not force, the goal of parenting is to teach the child to act responsibly in the absence of parents.
|Title||Duty Station||Closing Date|
|06-01-19 Consultant for Capacity Building on Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence (for Center for Social Works)||2019-01-07|
|OC 01-01-19 JAVNI POZIV ZA DOSTAVLJANJE PONUDA – NABAVKA I ISPORUKA OPREME ZA POTREBE POLICIJE||2019-01-30|
|OC 02-01-19 JAVNI POZIV ZA DOSTAVLJANJE PONUDA – NABAVKA I ISPORUKA elektronskih uređaja za mjerenje udjela etilnog alkohola (alkotestiranje) putem izdaha ispitanika||2019-01-23|
|OC 03-01-19 PRODUŽENJE JAVNOG POZIVA ZA DOSTAVLJANJE PONUDE – NABAVKA I ISPORUKA MINIBUS VOZILA||2019-01-23|
|VN 01-01-19 Counternarratives desk review consultant||Sarajevo||2019-01-18|
|VN 02-01-2019 Project Assistant||Sarajevo||2019-01-22|
|VN 03-01-19 Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant (MEA) Bosnia and Herzegovina Resilience Initiative (BHRI) (re-advertised)||Banja Luka||2019-01-25|
|VN 04-01-19 Project Advisor (Bosnia & Herzegovina Resilience Initiative (BHRI) project) (re-advertised)||Banja Luka||2019-01-25|
|VN 05-01-19 CVAC Client Service Assistant||Sarajevo||2019-01-25|
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.