OVERVIEW

Between 1992 and 1995, as a result of the conflict in former Yugoslavia, 2.2 million persons, or more than half of the pre-war population, fled their homes in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Of these, 1.2 million left the country to seek refugee protection abroad, while approximately one million were displaced within BiH. Aside from the devastating human impact of the war, nearly 500 000 homes, or almost half of all housing units in the country, were either partially or completely destroyed.

The Regional Housing Programme (RHP) aims to provide durable housing solutions to vulnerable refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and returnees, either in their places or origin or of displacement. Overall, 26 500 applications for RHP housing assistance have been received from those wishing to return to their pre-war homes in BiH, in addition to others wishing to integrate within local communities in the country. Altogether, close to 3 200 housing solutions should be delivered under the approved sub-projects, to the benefit of over 10 000 most-vulnerable persons.

SUB-PROJECTS IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Sub-project BiH1

Provision of building materials to 20 families and turnkey reconstruction assistance to 150 families

Sub-project BiH2

Provision of housing solutions to 780 households for return and reintegration or local integration; design of 235 houses and design/review of 380 apartments (BiH6); technical sustainability measures for BiH1, BiH2 and BiH4

Sub-project BiH3

Construction of 552 flats in multiapartment buildings for refugees and IDPs (extended)

Sub-project BiH4

Reconstruction of 435 family houses for the return of refugees and IDPs and construction of 90 family houses for local integration of IDPs (extended)

Sub-project BiH5

Re/construction of 50 family houses for local integration and re/construction of 500 family houses for return of refugees and IDP’s in BiH

Sub-project BiH6

Re/construction of 235 family houses and construction of 390 flats in multi-apartment buildings for displaced persons and returnees

Bosnia and Herzegovina Factsheet - March 2020

IMPLEMENTING STRUCTURE



LEAD INSTITUTION

MINISTRY OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND
REFUGEES OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

The Ministry has the overall responsibility for the BiH Country Housing Project implementation, management, co-ordination, supervision, follow-up and evaluation. It is in charge, inter alia, of the development of sub-projects; the supervision of beneficiary selection; the conclusion of inter-institutional agreements; the submission of procurement plans to the CEB, as well as of monitoring and drafting CHP/sub-project monitoring reports.

PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION UNITS

Given the administrative set-up in BiH, the role of the PIUs is ensured separately in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the Republika Srpska and in the District of Brcko. Duties are performed by entity institutions responsible for the refugee/IDP/returnee issues, including housing portfolio, as follows:

FEDERATION OF
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Federal Ministry of Displaced Persons and Refugees
The Federal Ministry is in charge of administrative, professional and other tasks of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the areas of displaced persons, refugees and returnees.

REPUBLIKA
SRPSKA

Republic Secretariat of Displaced Persons and Migration
The Department for Reconstruction is responsible for all aspects of (re)construction related to refugee/ IDP/returnee issues (e.g. planning, procurement, contracting, financial management) and closely cooperates with other relevant ministries.

BRCKO
DISTRICT

Department of the Brcko District Government for Refugees, IDPs and Housing Issues
The Department is responsible for the whole refugee/IDP/returnee portfolio in the District of Brcko, including housing issues (e.g. rights to tenancy, alternative accommodation, provisions for the socially vulnerable, reconstruction of private housing).

USEFUL INFO FOR BENEFICIARIES

Find out by contacting the RHP Lead institution:

Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Trg Bosne i Hercegovine 1, 71000 Sarajevo
+387 33 703 907
kabmin@mhrr.gov.ba
www.mhrr.gov.ba

CONTACT

Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees

of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Trg Bosne i Hercegovine 1, 71000 Sarajevo
+387 33 703 907
kabmin@mhrr.gov.ba
www.mhrr.gov.ba

Republic Secretariat of Displaced Persons

and Migration

Trg Republike Srpske 1, 78000 Banja Luka
+387 51 338 642
mirl@mirl.vladars.net
www.vladars.net

Federal Ministry of

Displaced Persons and Refugees

Hamdije Ćemerlića 2, 71000 Sarajevo
+387 33 667 298
kabinet@fmroi.gov.ba
www.fmroi.gov.ba

The Department of Brcko District Government for

Displaced Persons, Refugees and Housing Issues

Bulevar mira 1, 76100 Brcko district BiH
+387 49 240 600
www.bdcentral.net