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News / Renovation of Borići migrant reception centre thanks to the EU
On 21 July, the newly renovated Borići migrant reception centre in Bihac was inaugurated. The reconstruction of the façade cost more than BAM 200,000 and the entire reconstruction as well as the running costs for the temporary reception centre, totalling more than €1 million, were financed by the European Union.
The city of Bihac began accommodating migrant and refugee families with children in December 2018. Since then, the Borići former student dormitory has been used as an accommodation centre for families with children, unaccompanied and separated children and other vulnerable migrants. The building is a landmark for the citizens of Bihac and the renovation means that when the site is not needed anymore for hosting migrants, the building will be returned to the city in a better state than before.
The European Union has provided financial and technical assistance worth over €100 million to support Bosnia and Herzegovinian authorities to ensure adequate assistance to migrants, asylum seekers and refugees. The Borići reception centre currently accommodates 243 migrants, mostly families with children from Afghanistan, Burundi, and Cuba.
Source: EU Delegation Bosnia and Herzegovina
Photo credits: EU Delegation Bosnia and Herzegovina
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