Special Measures to Support the Response to the Refugee and Migrant Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina - Phase I


The overall objective of the project was to support Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in managing migration flows in the context of increased number of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants entering the country since the end of 2017. The project was funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) between September 2018 and April 2019. The project contributed to ensure the basic needs and human rights of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants present in BiH primarily through the provision of food, accommodation and access to water sanitation and hygiene. During the project, the total accommodation capacity of the country was brought from 1,154 to up-to 4,654 beds through the opening of three reception centres (Bira, Miral and Borići), and the expansion of Ušivak Temporary Reception Centre. The project also ensured protection and assistance services, particularly for those in vulnerable situations, including access to asylum, psychosocial support, health care, guardianship for unaccompanied minors, and education for school-age children. The project also contributed to the reinforcement of the capacities of the Service for Foreigners’ Affairs, Sector for Asylum and the Border Police (Ministry of Security of BiH). Lastly, locally identified and driven initiatives promoted social cohesion among refugees, asylum-seekers, migrants and host communities.

The table provides information on contractors and Grant Beneficiaries for contracts over € 15,000.00 for the “Special Measures to Support the Response to the Refugee and Migrant Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina” (Agreement No. 2018/401-625), as per the General Conditions applicable to EU Delegation agreements.