KEY FIGURES FOR 2018
1,138 (1 Jan – 31 March) detected arrivals to BiH
21(0 girls, 21 boys) unaccompanied minors identified
624 people assisted with transport, food, NFI and psychosocial counselling
253(32 females, 221 males) Asylum applications
521 people assisted at the UNHCR Information Center
640 people provided with legal counselling
Continue supporting BiH authorities at all levels respond to existing and emerging needs.
KEY FIGURES FOR 2018
472 (1 Jan – 28 Feb) detected arrivals to BiH
21(0 girls, 21 boys) unaccompanied minors assisted
262 people assisted with transport, food, NFI and psychosocial counselling
117(16 females, 101 males) Asylum applications
87(3 females, 84 males) people assisted at the UNHCR Information Center
198 people provided with legal counselling
On 20 February 2018, editors and other professionals from over 20 national and international media outlets were sensitized about the current refugee/migrant situation in BiH, and how to report on the situation in line with international norms and definitions. Media guidelines for reporting in such a context were shared by UNHCR and IOM.
Over the past twenty years since signing the Dayton Peace Agreement, the authorities in BiH at all levels have been working hard to resolve the issues of protracted displacement. However, the remaining challenges call for solutions that require stronger co-ordination between the participants and more specific defining of needs and sources of funding.
Ongoing UNHCR project in BiH designed to strengthen municipal capacities for management of data on the needs of the internally displaced and returnees significantly increased quality and effectiveness of assistance.
In April 2017, UNHCR Representation in Bosnia and Herzegovina initiated a BAM 2.5 million project to enhance sustainability of the (internally) displaced people (IDPs) and returnees and to support management of data about this population data management in six municipalities - Bihać, Novi Grad, Kotor Varoš, Lukavac, Doboj and Čapljina.