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|
JAPANESE GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES, IOM, ORAŠJE MUNICIPALITY AND POSAVINA CANTON ARE GOING TO OFFICIALLY OPEN THE CENTRE FOR CHILDREN AND PERSONS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS IN ORAŠJE
On 11.12.2015., Orašje - H.E. Kazuya OGAWA, ambassador of Japan in BiH, Mr. Nobumitsu KAMIO, the first secretary at the Japanese Embassy in BiH, Mr. Harry SMITH, IOM representative, Mr. Đuro TOPIĆ Mayor of Orašje and Mr. Marijan KLAIĆ, Prime Minister of Posavina Canton are going to officially open the newly constructed Centre in Orašje.
18 December - International migrants day
Worldwide candlelight vigil to remember lost migrant lives
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This report was prepared within the framework of the project “Strengthening the Fight against Trafficking in Persons and Migrant Smuggling in the Western Balkans” Regional Project funded by the IOM Development Fund and the Government of Italy. The opinions expressed in the report are those of the authors and do not necessarily re!ect the views of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
Representatives of Japanese government, IOM and Srbac municipality - officially opening Centre for disabled children in Srbac
Satoru Kusayama, Japanese Government in BiH, Radmila Urošević, IOM and Drago Ćirić, Major of Srbac Municipality, on 09.10.2015. at 11:00, officially opened Centre for disabled children which was severely damaged in devastating floods in 2014.