June 2023 figures
An estimated 550 000 people were displaced within Croatia during 1991-1992. Over the 1992-1995 period, the country received some 400 000 refugees from Bosnia and Herzegovina, of which an estimated 120 000 have since acquired Croatian citizenship. In the period from 1991 to 1995, some 250 000 minority Serbs fled Croatia. The authorities have so far registered 133 140 returnees of Serbian ethnicity to and within Croatia, representing around half of those who fled their places of origin.
In Croatia, the Regional Housing Programme (RHP) is expected to provide durable housing solutions to several categories of refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and returnees either in their places of origin or places of displacement, as well as within institutions of the social welfare system. Altogether, more than 380 housing solutions should be delivered under the sub-projects approved to date, to the benefit of an estimated more than 1 100 most-vulnerable persons.
April 2023 figures
SUB-PROJECTS IN CROATIA
Construction of an apartment building for 29 families in Korenica
Construction of two residential buildings in Knin for 40 beneficiary households
Reconstruction of a home for 74 elderly and disabled persons in Glina
Purchase of 100 flats within and outside the Areas of Special State Concern
Construction of a residential building for 21 families in Benkovac
Renovation, reconstruction or construction of 61 family houses
Construction of a residential building for 21 families in Vukovar
Renovation, reconstruction or construction of up to 18 family houses
Purchase of up to 38 flatsCroatia Factsheet - April 2023
April 2023 figures
MINISTRY OF SPATIAL PLANNING,
CONSTRUCTION AND STATE ASSETS
Since February 2023, the RHP Lead Institution in Croatia has been the Ministry of Spatial Planning, Construction and State Assets. Prior to that, the Lead Institution was the Central State Office for Reconstruction and Housing Care (CSORHC), which was established by the Government of the Republic of Croatia in May 2013 to manage, among other things, the implementation of reconstruction and housing projects for returnees, refugees and former tenancy right holders. In February 2023, the CSORHC was integrated into the Ministry of Spatial Planning, Construction and State Assets, and all tasks within the scope of the CSORHC were taken over by the Ministry.