June 2023 figures
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.
April 2023 figures
SUB-PROJECTS IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Provision of building materials to 20 families and turnkey reconstruction assistance to 146 families
Reconstruction of 825 family houses for return and reintegration or local integration; design of 198 houses and design/review of 251 apartments (BiH6); technical sustainability measures for BiH1, BiH2 and BiH4
Construction of 567 flats in multiapartment buildings for refugees and IDPs (extended)
Reconstruction of 399 family houses for the return of refugees and IDPs and construction of 82 family houses for local integration of displaced persons
Re/construction of 50 family houses for local integration and re/construction of 475 family houses for return of refugees and displaced persons
Re/construction of 216 family houses and construction of 353 flats in multi-apartment buildings for displaced persons and returneesBosnia and Herzegovina Factsheet - April 2023
April 2023 figures
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:
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.
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.
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).
Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees
of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Federal Ministry of
Displaced Persons and Refugees
The Department of Brcko District Government for
Displaced Persons, Refugees and Housing Issues
+387 49 240 600