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


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 Action is subject to a Contribution Agreement between the European Union (EU) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). UNICEF, UNHCR, UNFPA and DRC implemented specific activities under selected outputs, directly, as well as through their partners. Through this action, IOM, UNICEF, UNHCR, UNFPA and DRC work to provide for the basic needs and human rights of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees. Special attention is given to persons with specific vulnerabilities and needs, such as children, including Unaccompanied and Separated Children (UASC). The action built on the previously implemented phase and complemented other previous and ongoing efforts of the Government of BiH, International and local organizations.

The action focused primarily on providing for the basic food and shelter/accommodation needs of PoC, including access to water sanitation and hygiene (WASH), through the coordination and management of five temporary reception centres (TRCs) in Una-Sana and Sarajevo Canton, with a combined capacity of up-to 4,999 persons, out of which 1,394 designated for the accommodation of 400 families with children and unaccompanied and separated 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 below 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. 2019/405-095), as per the General Conditions applicable to EU Delegation agreements.