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Migration Crisis Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina has become a major route for migrants aiming towards the European Union. Over 52,000 migrants have arrived in the country since 2018.

Strategic Domain:
Migration
Themes:
Migration
Status:
Ongoing
Implementer:
Pomozi.ba, DRC, United Nations Children`s Fund (UNICEF), Red Cross of the Federation of BiH, UNHCR, Swiss Red Cross, Una Consulting
Project implemented in:
Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Cantons:
Tuzla Canton, Herzegovina-Neretva Canton, Una-Sana Canton, Sarajevo Canton
Municipalities (6):
Tuzla, Mostar, Ključ, Kalesija, Centar Sarajevo, Bihać

It is estimated that about 8,000 migrants are currently in the country and more are expected to arrive. Among them are families with children and unaccompanied and separated children  who are far from home. Their health has been deteriorating, they are exhausted, have injuries or have developed diseases. Thousands of migrants are residing outdoors in precarious conditions and are exposed to multiple social and protection risks. They struggle with access to clean water, food and basic healthcare.

The Swiss Government supports several humanitarian projects targeting the stranded migrants as well as the local population.