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16 December 2021

EU donates vehicles and equipment for border management to BiH

Bosnia and Herzegovina

The European Union has made a donation to the BiH Border Police as part of their ongoing support to day-to-day operations in the field. The donation included five specialised vehicle trailers for transport with mobile homes for service dogs, 70 binoculars, 25 thermal cameras, 30 handheld night vision devices, one SUV vehicle and a shallow draft service vessel worth over €430,000.

 

The European Union continues to support Bosnia and Herzegovina with systems to manage migration and borders in the context of the increased number of refugees and migrants present in the country since the end of 2017. The EU has helped to establish temporary reception centres in BiH, including the recently opened Lipa reception centre. Assistance there includes the provision of basic accommodation, food and water, sanitation, clothing and psychological counselling services, as well as access to education and health services for migrants residing in BiH.

 

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 Danish Refugee Council, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Unicef, and the United Nations Population Fund.

Source:  EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Photo credits: EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina

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