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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Population Movement Emergency Appeal n° MDRBA011, Operations Update n° 6

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Summary of major developments:

This Operations Update no. 6 is to report the progress in the implementation of activities and changing needs on the ground, covering the period from 1 May 2020 – 31 August 2020.

This document provides an up-to-date description of the migration situation in BiH in the reporting period, also bearing in mind the situation regarding the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement assistance provided to the most vulnerable in its response to COVID-19 pandemic in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). It provides an overview of the Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina (RCSBiH) and other actors` current response to migrants’ needs on the ground.

Due to the increased numbers of migrants in-country during the reporting period as well as the deteriorating conditions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, additional funds were provided through the global COVID-19 Appeal to further support RCSBiH Mobile Teams’ work funded by this appeal in order to address the increased COVID19 related needs of both host communities and migrants.

During the reporting period, the Mobiles Teams (MTs) continued to provide their services including the provision of food, household and hygiene items, PSS and First Aid, among other activities. However, in light of the unprecedented pandemic situation, some of the activities such as trainings for volunteers, workshops and community-based surveys and activities could not be carried out as planned initially and are planned for the upcoming months.

No changes in the budget or the timeframe of the operation is reported through this Operation Update, however, a timeframe extension is currently being considered to respond to the continuous and increasing needs of the migrants in country.