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29Jun2016

Six families in Novo Gorazde (BiH) move into new homes

On 29 June 2016, the RHP Steering Committee members visited the town of Novo Gorazde to hand over the keys to reconstructed houses to six beneficiary families. These are the first families in Republika Srpska to have received housing assistance through the RHP: in total, 25 families in Foca and Novo Gorazde will receive housing solutions during this summer, within the scope of the first BiH sub-project.

In addition to the Minister of Human Rights and Refugees of Bosnia and Herzegovina Semiha Borovac, the ceremony was attended by the Minister for Refugees and Displaced Persons of Republika Srpska Mr Davor Cordas as well as RHP’s main donors and other stakeholders. Minister Cordas expressed his satisfaction that the RHP is now giving concrete results and stressed that the implementation needs to accelerate in order to finish what was planned.

Morten Jung, Head of Unit, DG Near, European Commission, said that he was very proud to be among the group of equal partners who support the RHP and highlighted the importance of the close cooperation developed among the four Partner Countries.

The RHP stakeholders visited the house of the six-member family Zivojevic, which lived in exile until 2002 when they returned to their ruined house. After many years’ wait for reconstruction assistance, they were finally selected under the RHP. The reconstruction works – covering complete refurbishment of the first floor with exterior insulation works and complete replacement of the roof – were completed on 20 June 2016, thus coinciding with the World Refugee Day.

The house of family Zivojevic before reconstruction

The house of family Zivojevic before reconstruction

The house of family Zivojevic before reconstruction

The house of family Zivojevic before reconstruction

The head of Zivojevic family in front of his reconstructed house

The head of Zivojevic family in front of his reconstructed house

Minister Borovac with Ms Zivojevic

Minister Borovac with Ms Zivojevic

Morten Jung hadnding-over the keys to Mr Zivojevic

Morten Jung handing-over the keys to Mr Zivojevic

Minister Cordas with one of the six beneficiaries

Minister Cordas with one of the six beneficiaries

  • 29 Jun, 2016
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