IOM in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH)

BiH

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.

Mission statement

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.

MiTA - Migration Translation Application

The Migration Translation Application (MiTA) is a smartphone application, developed by the IOM, UN Migration Agency, that allows migration management officials in the Western Balkans to access a basic interpretation service with pre-determined and pre-recorded questions during first contact with migrants.

Download here: Android   iOS

Latest News and Events

A coffee with...

 

 

As part of the farewell, we had a chat with Alma, about her work for IOM, the importance of teamwork, plans for the future, and lessons learned.

 

Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Bosnia and Herzegovina visits reception centre Ušivak

Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Bosnia and Herzegovina visits reception centre Ušivak

 

Ambasadorica Češke Republike u Bosni i Hercegovini posjetila prihvatni centar Ušivak

Ambasadorica Češke Republike u Bosni i Hercegovini posjetila prihvatni centar Ušivak

 

VAKCINISANO 58 OSOBA U POKRETU U PRIHVATNOM CENTRU UŠIVAK

 

VAKCINISANO 58 OSOBA U POKRETU U PRIHVATNOM CENTRU UŠIVAK

 

Latest Vacancy

Title Duty Station Closing Date
JAVNI POZIV ZA DOSTAVLJANJE PONUDA - Sanacija makadamskih puteva u naselju Glinica - Velika Kladuša, Unsko-sanski kanton 2021-11-03
EXTENDED - REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR SUBMISSION OF BIDS - Development, monitoring, and assessment of the information campaign for the project “Awareness Raising Campaigns on the Risks of Irregular Migration for the Western Balkan’s 4 - WBAware” 2021-10-29
PRODUŽENJE JAVNOG POZIV ZA DOSTAVLJANJE PONUDA Razvoj, praćenje i evaluacija informativne kampanje za projekt 'Kampanje za podizanje svijesti o rizicima od neregularnih migracija za Zapadni Balkan’ 2021-10-29
SVN 59-10/21 - Project Assistant 2021-10-24
VN 58-10/21 - National Project Officer 2021-10-24
VN 48-09/21 - National Finance and Budget Officer 2021-10-17
SVN 57-10/21 - Senior Project Assistant/Coordinator 2021-10-21
CfA 56-10/21 - Finance/Administrative Clerk 2021-10-22
SVN 55-10/21 - Project /Community Engagement Assistant 2021-10-21
SVN 54-10/21 - Project Assistant, multiple positions 2021-10-21
SVN 53-10/21 - Media Specialist 2021-10-21
JAVNI POZIV ZA DOSTAVLJANJE PONUDA ZA NABAVKU, DOSTAVU I ISPORUKU RADIJATORA na području Bihaća, Unsko-sanskog kantona 2021-10-27
SVN 52-10/21 - Communication Coordinator 2021-10-18
JAVNI POZIV ZA DOSTAVLJANJE PONUDA - NABAVKA, TRANSPORT I UGRADNJA ELEMENATA DJEČIJEG IGRALIŠTA U VRNOGRAČU, VEL. KLADUŠA, USK 2021-10-18
JAVNI POZIV ZA DOSTAVLJANJE PONUDA - Izgradnja i sanacija javne rasvjete u MZ Polje - Velika Kladuša, Unsko-sanski kanton 2021-10-18
JAVNI POZIV ZA DOSTAVLJANJE PONUDA - NABAVKA I ISPORUKA MATERIJALA ZA DEZINFEKCIJU I ČIŠĆENJE ZA POTREBE PRIVREMENIH PRIHVATNIH CENTARA 2021-10-25
SVN 51-09/21 - extended - Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant 2021-10-10
JAVNI POZIV ZA DOSTAVLJANJE PONUDA - Nabavka I isporuka materijala.opreme,aparata I elemenata za potrebe privremenih prihvatnih centara 2021-10-21
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR SUBMISSION OF BIDS - Final External Summative Evaluation of the Project: “Prevention of Violent Extremism through Local Voices and Initiatives in the Western Balkans” 2021-10-10
JAVNI POZIV ZA DOSTAVLJANJE PONUDA - Završna eksterna sveobuhvatna evaluacija za projekt 'Prevencija nasilnog ekstremizma putem lokalnih glasova i inicijativa na Zapadnom Balkanu' 2021-10-10

Open call for Quotation - Supply and delivery of the equipment for inspection and authentication of travel documents

 

INVITATION TO BID

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is an intergovernmental humanitarian organization established in 1951 and is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits both migrants and society.

In the framework of Technical Assistance to the Bosnia and Herzegovina Border Police to Identify Document and Identity Fraud, IOM now invites interested Vendors to bid for supply and delivery of the equipment for inspection and authentication of travel documents.

 

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VACANCY For a senior migration advisor in the Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina EU’s Pre-Accession Assistance Project (IPA 2019)

 

Senior Advisor for Migration management

Number of employees: 1

Status: consultancy contract

Length of contract: the temporary post is foreseen for a period of 12 months starting from October 2019 with a possibility of prolongation, if needed.

The senior advisor will reinforce the office of the Ministry of Security (MoS) by providing guidance and advice to the MoS and the relevant implementing Agencies in managing increased migration flows.

Deadline for applications: 23 September 2019

 

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Financial overview of the response to the migrant situation in Una-Sana Canton with the support from the European Union

 

International Organization for Migration (IOM) - the UN Migration Agency would like to use this opportunity to express our gratitude for the support and cooperation that the official institutions in Una-Sana Canton have provided to the IOM over the past period in response to the large influx of migrants. Without this support as well as the support of the local community, which have been crucial, the situation would have been much more complex and the humanitarian response to migrants whould not have been put under control in such a short period of time.

The Operational Headquarters of the Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina for managing the migrant situation has appointed IOM as a leading organization that will prioritize its activities in establishing the Temporary Reception Centers for migrants in the Una-Sana Canton.

 

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Finansijski pregled za odgovor na migrantsku situaciju u Unsko-sanskom kantonu, uz podršku Evropske unije

 

Međunarodna organizacija za migracije (IOM)- UN Agencija za migracije ovim putem izražava zahvalnost na podršci i saradnji koju su zvanične institucije u Unsko-sanskom kantonu pružile IOM-u tokom proteklog perioda kao odgovor na veliki priliv migranata. Naime, bez ove podrške kao i podrške lokalne zajednice koje su od neprocjenljivog značaja, situacija bi bila mnogo kompleksnija i humanitarni odgovor migrantima ne bismo mogli da stavimo pod kontrolu u ovako kratkom periodu.

Operativni štab Ministarstva sigurnosti Bosne i Hercegovine za upravljanje migrantskom situacijom imenovao je IOM kao vodeću organizaciju koja će prioritizirati svoje aktivnosti na uspostavljanju privremenih prihvatnih centara za migrante u Unsko- sanskom kantonu.

Obzirom da je odgovor na masovni priliv migranata bila jedna od prioritetnih mjera donijetih od strane Ministarstva sigurnosti Bosne i Hercegovine u februaru 2018.g., a sa ciljem spriječavanja velikih humanitarnih i sigurnosnih problema, EU je obezbijedila sredstva u ukupnom iznosu od 9,2 miliona € koje je dodjelila IOM-u, UNHCR-u I UNICEF-u.

 

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IOM Responds to Security Incident in Humanitarian Hub “Miral”, Velika Kladusa, as seen in Video Footage

 

The Miral video footage that was shared on social media appears to show that private security guards did not deal with the incident at hand in a sufficiently restrained way and in line with the instructions and trainings provided to them by IOM and United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS). In response, IOM has alerted the local police and asked them to start an investigation about what occurred preceding, during and after the video footage, and take action as required. With immediate effect, IOM has allocated additional migrant protection staff in Miral and accommodation center Bira in Bihac to work alongside private security guards to further ensure that security and safety is maintained with the full respect of human rights and dignity of all.

 

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1 million BAM from the UK Government in support of local communities in Una-Sana Canton hosting migrants and refugees

 

The project will support local authorities’ efforts to ensure improved delivery of public goods and services, both to migrants and the local population in Una-Sana Canton. The project will also support the reparation and revitalization of public spaces, such as the Bihac City Park and the Partisan Memorial Cemetery in Borici.

 

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