Bosnia & Herzegovina

Since mid-2018, the route via Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) has become one of the most travelled mixed migration routes in the Western Balkans, with more than 112,500 registered arrivals to the country detected by authorities in BiH between January 2018 and December 2022.

Current situation

Refugees, migrants and asylum seekers continue to experience protection and health risks along the Balkan route and in BiH. DRC ensures protection assistance is available for those in need, in and out of reception facilities, and aims to minimize protection risks, including exposure to rights violations, through protection monitoring and GBV Case Management. Furthermore, DRC continues to provide protection assistance to people on the move with medical conditions and their families, including cases with mental health conditions.

Core sectors Bosnia & Herzegovina

Economic Recovery
Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding
Shelter and Settlements
Camp Coordination and Camp Management

Displacement trends

Source: | UNHCR


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Why we are there

DRC Danish Refugee Council began working in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in 1992, as one of the first international operations in DRC’s history and one that has distinguished DRC as an international humanitarian responder. With the aim of supporting the BiH authorities in managing increased migration flows and corresponding challenges in the country, DRC re-established its presence in the country in July 2018.

What we do

DRC’s work in BiH today focuses on the following areas of humanitarian response:

Working in collaboration with

European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
Delegation of the EU to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Delegation of the EU to Bosnia and Herzegovina