Funding from Qatar Charity for Migrants and Refugees in Bosnia
IOM and the Qatar Charity signed an agreement on 29 January 2019 for USD 364,050 in support of the response to the refugee and migrant situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Agreement was signed on Tuesday at the UN House in Sarajevo by Faisal Rashid A. T. Alfehaida, the Assistant of the General Director for Operations and International Partnership of Qatar Charity, and Dražan Rozić, the IOM Bosnia and Herzegovina Emergency Response Coordinator.
The funds will be used to address the need for expanded accommodation capacities and humanitarian assistance for some 5,000 migrants and asylum seekers in the country.
The project aims to improve the living and security conditions in the temporary reception centres in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with a particular focus on the Ušivak temporary reception centre in Hadžići Municiaplity, near Sarajevo.
Planned activities include improvement of the existing infrastructure and expansion of the current capacity of the centres, complementary to the support already provided by the European Union. Small interventions will also be realized in support of local communities hosting refugees and migrants.