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RO Vienna MHD Annual Newsletter 2018

Overall consolidated report of the migration health activities in the IOM South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asian (SEEECA) region in 2018.  The report covers the activities of country missions and the regional office on Health Promotion and Assistance for Migrants (H2/MA) and Migration Health Assistance for Crisis-Affected Populations (H3/MP) programme.

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Spotlight: MHD SEECA at Global Events

Seeking Care, Support and Justice for Survivors of Conflict Related Sexual Violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Phase V

This project builds upon and constitutes the continuation of the Joint UN Programme ‘Seeking Care, Support and Justice for Survivors of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina’ (2014-18) with the overall purpose of enhancing survivors’ access to justice, care, empowerment and reparations throughout BiH and in line with international standards. With this proposal, the UN, under the leadership of IOM and UNFPA, intends to round up legislative framework’s implementation for CRSV survivors and alleviate the stigma attached to CRSV in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Return of Irregular Migrants Stranded in Bosnia & Herzegovina (IMSB IV)

The purpose of this project is to facilitate the voluntary return of irregular migrants stranded in Bosnia & Herzegovina (BiH) to their respective countries of origin. The project will assist migrants to return to their home countries in a safe and dignified manner. The project will provide up to 700 stranded migrants with information about the programme, with pre-departure arrangements, medical screening, return counselling and return transportation assistance.

Voluntary Return of Irregular Migrants Stranded in Bosnia and Herzegovina (IMSB) - 2006

This project will strengthen the mechanism in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) to facilitate the voluntary return of stranded irregular migrants in the country ) to their respective countries of origin. The project will assist migrants in returning to their home countries in a safe and dignified manner and will also help to alleviate the strain on scarce resources of the BiH State.

Seeking Care, Support and Justice for Survivors of Conflict Related Sexual Violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina - Phase III

The proposed intervention is founded on the basic assumption that coherent advocacy and capacitation of public institutions, combined with fully integrated approach to addressing Stigma across all activities, at every level leads towards improved services, legislation, policies, mechanisms and practices that impact the lives of survivors.

Emergency Response to the Increased Mixed Migration Flow in Bosnia and Herzegovina

In order to meet the urgent accommodation and humanitarian needs of irregular migrants and asylum seekers, IOM will support the BiH authorities in ensuring accommodation and assistance to migrants and asylum seekers, especially to particularly vulnerable categories of migrants, ensuring dignified treatment in line with international standards. 1. Migrants and asylum seekers are provided with adequate temporary accommodation 2. Vulnerable migrants have increased access to assistance and protection services, including medical services.

Emergency Assistance to BIH Floods-Affected Populations

The overall objective of this project is to contribute to the improvement in living conditions of populations affected by the floods in Bosnia and Herzegovina through the provision of urgently needed life-saving emergency shelter. The intervention shall aim to reduce levels of morbidity and mortality among vulnerable displaced populations returning to flood-affected communities in BiH, with special attention accorded to women, children, the sick and elderly and those with special needs. To date 25 persons died and there is no confirmation about the number of missing persons.

Community Based Approach to Support Youth in Targeted Municipalities in BiH - Bosnia & Herzegovina

This project will empower young people in at-risk communities and build their resilience against the drivers of violent extremism. The approach of the project is based upon mutually reinforcing components, namely psychosocial support; demand-driven vocational support; the provision of flexible small grants; community debates on sensitive topics; support for youth-led media work; and work with parents as influencers to identify and prevent Violent Extremism.