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.

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.

Latest News and Events

Latest Vacancy

Title Duty Station Closing Date
VN 05-02-19 Interpreter/Assistant Usivac (Hadzici) Sarajevo 2019-03-10
VN 04-02-19 Migrant Assistant Usivac (Hadzici) Sarajevo 2019-03-10
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
OC 02-02-19 JAVNI POZIV ZA DOSTAVLJANJE PONUDA – ZA GRAĐEVINSKE RADOVE NA OBNOVI KAMPA UŠIVAK U HADŽIĆIMA 2019-03-12

Training on Health and Mobility Network Strategy Recommendations and Action Plan

As a part of the planned activities under the project, ''Scaling up Universal Access for Most at Risk Populations in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Mobile Populations'', funded by the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), IOM has organised a three-day ‘’Training on Health and Mobility Network Strategy Recommendations and Action Plan’’, which was held on Jahorina from 8 – 10 September.

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