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09 Jul 2018 description
  • UNICEF, in cooperation with Save the Children and World Vision, established Child Friendly Spaces in the Refugee Reception Centre and in Bihać. Over 240 children benefit from services and activities.
  • ECHO pledged EUR 1.5 million for the most urgent needs of refugees and migrants in BiH. Further funding is under discussion with the EU – DG Near, the council of Europe Development Bank, and the Czech Government.
08 Jun 2018 description

On 15 May, the BiH Council of Ministers discussed and adopted the Emergency Measures Action Plan to address needs vis-à-vis the current refugee and migrant situation at their 142nd session.

The BiH Authorities opened the Refugee Reception Centre in Salakovac for 269 asylum seekers on 18 May. The UN is a key partner working closely with MHRR and MoS.

Despite the high proportion of arrivals expressing intention to seek asylum, the number of asylum application interviews offered and conducted by the Sector for Asylum fell in May.


30 May 2018 description

Executive summary

Between March and April 2018, the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in cooperation with various international and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), conducted a Multi-cluster/sector Initial Rapid Assessment (MIRA) to gather information on the current migrant and refugee situation, identify needs and gaps and inform the planning and coordination of the immediate UN response. Below are outlined the key findings of the MIRA assessment and recommendations for further action.

Key findings

22 May 2014 description

Islamabad :

Heavy Rains in Bosnia and Herzegovina have resulted in catastrophic flooding in major cities and landslides in mountainous regions causing wide spread infrastructural damages with a large population having been displaced.

In wake of floods in Bosnia and Herzegovina the government of Pakistan has extended humanitarian relief assistance for the flood affectees as a gesture of solidarity with the Bosnian people.

02 Dec 2010 description

Ready for the Next Leg of the Journey?

31 Aug 2010 description

USAID Responds to Devastating Floods in Pakistan

Heavy rains in late July and August have caused massive flooding across Pakistan. As of Aug.

17 May 2010 description

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Colleagues,

Thank you very much to the IDMC for inviting me again to join Elisabeth to launch this year's Global Overview. The Overview, and the analysis and advocacy work that IDMC does throughout the year, are invaluable in helping those of us caught up in the urgency of response to understand the trends and the sheer scale of the challenge that internal displacement poses globally. As the Overview makes clear, so many internal displacement situations around the world are long-term, and the report helps make sure these issues stay on the agenda.

02 Sep 2009 description

Policy recommendations

- UNHCR should take stronger leadership in pressing governments to find and implement solutions for stateless persons and urge all countries, including the U.S., to become party and adhere to the statelessness conventions.

- H.E. the Amir of Kuwait and the Parliament should formalize and implement a plan to secure the civil and political rights to which every person is entitled.

19 Aug 2009 description
report Muslim Aid

This Thursday 20th 2009, Sadiq Khan, MP Minister of State in the Department for Transport, will be joining Muslim Aid in the launch of it's 24th Ramadan campaign to help both remember and raise funds for some of the poorest people in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Europe.

The "What will you give this Ramadan" campaign hopes to be even more successful than last year's, which raised an incredible £2.3 million, despite current fears that the recession will cause donors to feel a pinch in their pockets.

Chairman of Muslim Aid, Sir Iqbal Sacranie said "This year …

11 Mar 2009 description


The world community is no longer silent about statelessness. In recent years, countries such as Bangladesh, Estonia, Mauritania, Nepal, and Sri Lanka have made significant strides to protect the rights of stateless persons. The response of the United Nations (UN) has improved. Non-governmental agencies, legal experts, affected individuals, and others are joining forces to gather more accurate information and reduce the incidence of this often overlooked global phenomenon. Media attention has increased.

09 Dec 2008 description

Watch the Press Conference

While modern history's most influential document on mankind and another leading text had significantly expanded protections against violations of human rights, countries must do more to prevent mass atrocities and educate citizens about their protections under the law, Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, said at a Headquarters press conference this afternoon.

"It is essential that we keep up the momentum, thereby enabling more and more …