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16 July 2021

EU supports water provision to Bihać, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

The EU has donated a special water tank vehicle to provide fresh water to areas in need in the Bihać area of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). This support is particularly important in the summer months with high temperatures and reduced water availability for both the local population and migrants accommodated in temporary reception centres. The donated water tank vehicle is worth over 271,500 BAM (138,000).

 

In a context of increased numbers of refugees and migrants, the European Union has supported Bosnia and Herzegovina with border and migration management since 2018. Thanks to EU assistance, temporary reception centres provide basic accommodation, food and water, sanitation and hygiene, clothing and counselling services, as well as access to education and health services for migrants residing in BiH. Funds have also enabled the purchase of equipment and expert technical assistance to institutions and agencies including the country’s Ministry of Security, Service for Foreigners’ Affairs, and border police, and to Una-Sana Canton’s Ministry of the Interior.

 

The EU Support to Migration and Border Management in Bosnia and Herzegovina project is funded through an Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) Special Measure and is implemented by the International Organisation for Migration in partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Unicef, the United Nations Population Fund and the Danish Refugee Council.

Source: EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Photos: EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina

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