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Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) for Sustainable Development in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2018-2023

Reducing the risk and disasters that impact the country and its citizens is one of the state policy’s critical development issues.

Strategic Domain:
Local Governance and Municipal Service
Themes:
Local Governance and Municipal Services
Status:
Ongoing
Strategic partner:
Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina, UNESCO, FAO, UNFPA
Implementer:
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) , United Nations Children`s Fund (UNICEF)
Project implemented in:
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina is exposed to various disaster risks, and in the last decade, we have witnessed more and more frequent catastrophes caused by extreme climatic and weather occurrences. 

In May 2014, the catastrophic floods affected a quarter of its territory and one million people, about 27%. The total damage was approximately USD 1.7 billion, while economic losses exceeded USD 1.5 billion. In addition, significant damage and losses were caused by other disasters such as droughts, forest fires, earthquakes, and finally, the COVID 19 pandemic.