09Dec2016

Germany Contributes an Additional EUR 1 Million to RHP

PARIS – Germany is contributing a further EUR 1 million to the RHP Fund, in addition to the EUR 5 million which it donated in 2012. This contribution makes Germany the third biggest Donor to the RHP Fund, after the European Union and the U.S.A.

At the latest RHP Assembly of Donors meeting held on 1 December in Paris, Germany pledged an additional EUR 1 million in favour of the RHP Fund. This contribution was signed today, bringing…

  • 9 Dec, 2016
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01Dec2016

9th RHP Steering Committee and 13th RHP Fund Assembly of Donors Meetings Held in Paris

Paris, 1 December 2016 – The 9th meeting of the RHP Steering Committee and the 13th meeting of the RHP Fund Assembly of Donors took place on 1 December in the premises of the Council of Europe Development Bank in Paris.

Three new grant proposals, two for Montenegro (0.9 MEUR and 1.4 MEUR) and one for Serbia (9.2 MEUR) were approved by the RHP Assembly of Donors today. In addition, the Donors approved Bosnia’s request for an increase…

  • 1 Dec, 2016
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22Nov2016

53 municipalities in Serbia sign agreements for RHP implementation

Today, a signing ceremony was organised in Belgrade where 53 municipalities signed RHP implementation agreements with the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration and the PIU Research and Development Ltd.

In total, these agreements cover the delivery of 899 housing solutions in different municipalities throughout Serbia, covering 567 village houses and 332 packages of building material. The grant amount for the purchase of a village house amounts to EUR 11 000/beneficiary whereas each package of building material is worth EUR 9…

  • 22 Nov, 2016
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18Nov2016

From a shed to a home – a story of one beneficiary family in Bosnia and Herzegovina

When the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina ended, Serif Guta and his family returned home in the mountains, only to find their house had collapsed from the weight of snow during one of the heavy winters. The family of 12 had no choice but to move into a one-room wooden shed without electricity and water.

Twenty years later, Serif Guta’s old house was finally reconstructed under the Regional Housing Programme (RHP), a joint initiative of Bosnia…

  • 18 Nov, 2016
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02Nov2016

Construction of an apartment building starts in Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Minister for Refugees and Displaced Persons of Republika Srpska, Davor Cordas, hosted on 2 November a ceremony marking the start of construction of a residential building with 50 apartments in Prijedor, under RHP sub-project BiH3.

The event was attended by Deputy Minister for Human Rights and Refugees of Bosnia and Herzegovina Predrag Jovic, Minister for Refugees and Displaced Persons of Republika Srpska Davor Cordas, Minister of Physical Planning, Civil Engineering and Ecology of Republika Srpska Srebrenka Galis, Mayor of…

  • 2 Nov, 2016
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01Nov2016

U.S. delegation visited KIRS in Serbia

Nancy Izzo Jackson, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration of the U.S. Department of State, visited the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia (KIRS) on 1 November 2016.

The U.S. delegation led by Ms Jackson also comprised Jerry Kalarickal, Programme Officer for the Balkans in the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, Sam Healy, Regional Coordinator for Refugees and Aida Kuric, Specialist for Refugee Issue at the U.S. Embassy in Serbia.

The…

  • 1 Nov, 2016
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