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Supporting the operationalization of the Temporary Reception Center Lipa (TRC Lipa)

The migrant crisis is causing large population movements from North Africa and the Middle East to the north, mainly to EU countries.

Strategic Domain:
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Project implemented in:
Global and regional projects

On their way to the EU, primarily through Croatia, tens of thousands of migrants crossed Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).

Most migrants stay on the border with Croatia, mainly in Una-Sana Canton and Sarajevo Canton. The number of migrants in BiH is variable, and it is estimated that there are several thousand in the country at any time.

Although the most significant percentage of migrants only pass through BiH, there was a noticeable lack of accommodation facilities where they could be accommodated temporarily or permanently.. More than a thousand migrants lived outside the reception centers in harsh conditions.