This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 3.8 million Swiss francs (increased from 3.3 million Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to continue supporting the Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina (RCSBiH) to respond to the needs of some 35,000 migrants and 1,500 households from the host communities with a focus on the following areas of focus and strategy for implementation: Shelter; Livelihoods and basic needs; Health; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene promotion (WASH); Protection Gender and Inclusion (PGI); Migration and National Society capacity strengthening.
This Revised Appeal results in a funding gap of 2.2 million Swiss francs based on an increased number of people to be assisted (50,000 migrants increased from 35,000) - as well as 1,500 households (4,500 people) from the host communities - an extended timeframe until December 2021, and adjustment of the operational activities taking into consideration the impact and changes in the operational context due to the COVID-19 outbreak, which has affected the implementation of the EA activities.
The extended EA operation will continue focusing on the work of the mobile teams in delivering services to the migrants as well as supporting host communities through cash assistance. However, it will put more emphasis on increasing the capacities of local branches involved in direct implementation of activities; as well as reallocation and adjustment of mobile teams’ services based on the migrants needs. Additionally, community based health promotion activities have been introduced specifically targeting migrants in camps through setting up medical health points which will increase the Red Cross presence in camps.
Details will be available in the revised Emergency Plan of Action to be published in the upcoming weeks.