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31 Mar 2015 description

Massimo Mina, Head of Operations for Social Development, Civil Society and Cross-Border Cooperation at the EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina and Dževad Mujkić, Mayor of Lukavac, officially opened a reconstructed bridge over the Bukovica River today, thereby reconnecting the local communities of Tumare and Panjik in the Lukavac Municipality.

26 Mar 2015 description

Through its Economic Recovery component, the EU Floods Recovery Programme will provide grants to individuals who have suffered property damage as a result of May 2014 floods, with the aim of helping them recover their economic standing in selected local administration units (Maglaj, Odžak, Domaljevac-Šamac, Orašje, Tuzla, Sanski Most, Živinice, Zenica, Srebrenik, Lukavac, Žepče, Bijeljina, Šamac, Doboj, Prijedor, Banja Luka, Modriča, Laktaši, Srbac, Šekovići, Vukosavlje, Čelinac, Brčko).

Each user will receive the following starting package for agricultural production:

26 Mar 2015 description

Tokyo – The Government of Japan is providing US$ 237.4 million to support the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as it works to improve the lives of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable.

21 Mar 2015 description

Charge d'Affaires of the EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina Dr Renzo Daviddi visited the Vocational School “Tehnoloska skola” in Banja Luka today, which is currently being rehabilitated within the EU Floods Recovery Programme. EU's investment to the school's rehabilitation works comprises 77,000 EUR (150,400 KM) which covers joinery replacement and roof reparation.

20 Mar 2015 description
report Peace Direct

March 20 2015: A recent peacebuilding conference in Israel discussed the role of culture and memory in peacebuilding. Nerkez Opačin argues that storytelling is vital to explaining the past for future generations, and reports on the unique way in which Sarejavans are remembering the victims of the Bosnian war.

20 Mar 2015 description

Total Funding: $9.4 million
Start Date: September 2014
End Date: September 2019
Implementing Partner: Millennium DPI Partners

The Challenge

17 Mar 2015 description

Foreword

Migration has been and always will be a fact of life; we have to ensure that it is also a safe process that does not negatively impact the health of migrants and host communities. Population mobility influences, guides and supports economic and social development, social stability, and the greater integration of global processes in countries of origin, transit, destination and return. The healthier migrants are, the more efficient and balanced the future of our integrated and globalized world will be.

16 Mar 2015 description

SARAJEVO, 16 March 2015 - The OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina hosted today a meeting of the Strategic Committee for Weapons, Ammunition and Explosive Ordnance of BiH, chaired by the BiH Defence Minister Zekerijah Osmic, focusing on the necessity to accelerate the process of disposal of surplus ammunition and upgrading the safety and security infrastructure of storage sites.

14 Mar 2015 description

The number of educational institutions (kindergartens and schools) to be rehabilitated by the EU Floods Recovery Programme has been increased from the initially planned 90 to 109, hence allowing more children, teachers and parents to benefit from rehabilitated learning facilities across the flood-affected areas in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

09 Mar 2015 description

Sarajevo, Bosnia-Hercegovina | | Friday 3/6/2015 - 14:03 GMT

Two days of blizzards and strong winds in Bosnia and Croatia caused havoc along the Adriatic coast, leaving thousands of homes without power, disrupting traffic and killing a motorist, officials said Friday.

The motorist died near Zepce in northern Bosnia after crashing into a pile of rubble and mud swept onto the road by a landslide, police said.

Storms blacked out some 100 villages in central and southern Bosnia, where dozens of roads were closed off, rescue-workers said.

02 Mar 2015 description

In January 2015, Serbia took over the chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), succeeding Switzerland. In addition to the urgency of the Ukrainian crisis, the issue of reconciliation and strengthening regional cooperation in the Western Balkans remains a current topic. More than 15 years after the end of the Yugoslav wars, many challenges remain. How far along is the reconciliation process in the Western Balkans? What is the outcome of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia?

26 Feb 2015 description

The number of educational institutions (kindergartens and schools) to be rehabilitated by the EU Floods Recovery Programme has been increased from the initially planned 90 to 109, hence allowing more children, teachers and parents to benefit from rehabilitated learning facilities across the flood-affected areas in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

25 Feb 2015 description

Four vans for transport of patients to dialysis treatment, whose procurement was funded by the Government of the Slovak Republic were handed over to health centres in Doboj, Maglaj, Domaljevac Samac and Samac at a ceremony held on 24 February 2015 in Sarajevo.

The 92,000 US dollars-worth donation is the assistance of the Slovak Republic to the recovery of flood-affected areas in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and is implemented through the UN Floods Recovery Programme “Danas za nas”. It will assist some 120 patients in all four locations.

24 Feb 2015 description

Responding to the longer-term needs after the catastrophic May 2014 floods, the Government of Japan pledged to the 6.2 million BAM funding for two projects: Landslide Disaster Risk Management and Repair and Reconstruction of Centers for Disabled Children in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The decision was today announced by Japanese Ambassador to BiH Hideo Yamazaki, in the presence of UNDP Deputy Resident Representative Zahira Virani and IOM Officer in Charge Harry Smith. The launch of both one-year projects is planned for March 2015.

24 Feb 2015 description

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Following catastrophic floods in May 2014, the Government of Japan yesterday (23/2) committed 6.2 million Bosnian Marks (USD 700,000) for two one-year projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).

IOM will implement the BM 1.2 million Repair and Reconstruction of Centres for Disabled Children in Bosnia and Herzegovina project, which will repair and reconstruct five centres for children with disabilities, which were seriously damaged in the May 2014 floods.

23 Feb 2015 description

From 18-21 February 2015, a team of specialists working on the Global Study on the Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) conducted a visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Global Study is a Security Council mandated report, which will assess progress at the global, regional and national levels in improving women’s participation, representation and protection in conflict and post-conflict settings. The visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina, led by an independent global expert and Lead Author of the Global Study, Ms.

21 Feb 2015 description

The Social Welfare Centre in Olovo, one of the facilities heavily damaged in the floods of May 2014, was officially reopened today. Funds for the Centre’s rehabilitation were provided by the European Union through its Flood Recovery Programme (in the amount of 16,500 BAM), the Swiss Government (39,000 BAM) and UNICEF (18,000 BAM).

21 Feb 2015 description

Through its Economic Recovery component, EU Floods Recovery Programme will award grants to individuals who have sustained property damage as a result of floods (May 2014) with the aim of recovering their economic standing in selected local governments (Maglaj, Odžak, Domaljevac-Šamac, Orašje, Tuzla, Bijeljina, Šamac, Doboj, Prijedor, Banja Luka and Brčko). The assistance will include funds directly related to individual needs in agriculture and food production sector.

20 Feb 2015 description

Japan - The Japanese Government has committed additional funds to support IOM’s operations in the face of increasingly complex humanitarian crises.

From its “supplementary budget FY2014,” the Japanese Government will avail a total of US$31.5 million to support IOM activities for vulnerable migrants, internally displaced persons, returnees and affected communities.