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.
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.
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The meeting was organized within the regional project “Enhancing capacities to identify and protect vulnerable migrants in the WB” supported by U.S. Department of State: Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration.
With this project, young people will have the opportunity to learn and improve their organizational skills, planning, teamwork, empathy and working with children. All these young people are very pleased with the opportunity they have received, and they want to make the best use of it.
PRESS RELEASE - EU support to BiH Border police / IZJAVA ZA MEDIJE - EU podrška Graničnoj policiji BiH
Within the project, IOM handed over a mini bus to the Border police of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
This donation will improve the efforts and everyday work of the Border Police, which has augmented due to the increased presence of migrants in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Given that today very little time is dedicated for activities for children with disabilities, young people have decided to dedicate this project to them to give a good example to their fellow citizens. Also, in their activity calendar, they listed many activities that will soon be held in Capljina together with children with disabilities.
|Title||Duty Station||Closing Date|
|VN 03-02-19 Procurement Assistant||Sarajevo||2019-03-05|
|VN 01-02-19 Interpreter / Migrant Assistant||Bihac area/Velika Kladusa, Una-Sana Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina||2019-03-05|
|VN 02-02-19 Migrant Assistant||Bihac area/Velika Kladusa, Una-Sana Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina||2019-03-05|
|VN 04-02-19 Migrant Assistant||Usivac (Hadzici) Sarajevo||2019-03-10|
|VN 05-02-19 Interpreter/Assistant||Usivac (Hadzici) Sarajevo||2019-03-10|
|OC 02-02-19 JAVNI POZIV ZA DOSTAVLJANJE PONUDA – ZA GRAĐEVINSKE RADOVE NA OBNOVI KAMPA UŠIVAK U HADŽIĆIMA||2019-03-12|
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