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28 families in the Alzirac settlement in Samac returned home through the EU Floods Recovery Programme

The initial objective of the EU Floods Recovery Programme was to rehabilitate 600 priority housing units in the flooded areas across BiH by the end of 2014, focusing on assisting the most vulnerable persons to return to their homes before the winter. Thanks to the accelerated pace of rehabilitationmore


EU launches post-flood housing rehabilitation in the Alžirac settlement in Šamac

The rehabilitation works on 28 priority dwellings in the Šamac neighbourhood of Alžirac have been launched this week as part of the European Union Floods Recovery Programme. These EU-funded rehabilitation works mark the beginning of housing repair works in this neighbourhood.   “We have receivemore


EUFOR and BiH Armed Forces launch post-flood reconstruction of the Jasenica Bridge in Zvornik

The engineering battalion of the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Mobile Training Team of EUFOR's Hungarian Contingent launched today the post-flood reconstruction of the Jasenica steel bridge in Zvornik. The reconstruction works are financed jointly by the European Union through its Fmore

EU's post-floods emergency housing rehabilitation delivers results in Banja Luka

Rehabilitation works on 45 priority housing units have been completed in Banja Luka as part of the EU Floods Recovery Programme, with works on an additional 21 units currently underway. The rehabilitated housing units are located in the Lazarevo neighbourhood of Banja Luka, which was significantly dmore

Old Age is a Golden Age

85-year-old Perka Zorić lives in the village of Verići, in the area of the City of Banja Luka, sustaining herself in a shabby home by a small pension and no assistance. Although in very poor health herself, until only recently, Perka took care of her 102-years-old friend Trivuna Pilipović, for admitmore


Nezir Čelik – Waiting for the lights to come on

The first light bulb in Bosnia and Herzegovina was turned on in 1890. Yet, 122 years later, Nezir Čelik uses a kerosene lamp to light his home – and not by choice. When workers were installing the electricity pole in front of his house, Mr. Čelik, dressed in a grey, well-kept suit, looked on as workmore


Making a living from land

Once a relatively prosperous area, the region covered by the municipalities of Srebrenica, Bratunac and Milici in eastern Bosnia suffered immense human losses during the 1992-1995 war, along with the destruction of infrastructure and industrial capacities. It emerged as one of the most socially and more


A brighter future for children and their nannies in BiH

With an unemployment rate of nearly 45 percent, finding a job for many in Bosnia and Herzegovina can seem like a mission impossible. This has particularly been the case for women, many of whom have spent years trying to secure a brighter future for themselves and their families. Highlights Today, more


Bosnia and Herzegovina chooses life without weapons

Dubica is a small city on the border between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia. In the past six months, this seemingly peaceful municipality was shaken by several serious and violent incidents committed with illegal weapons. Two and a half hours away, in the town of Modriča, teenagers recently bromore


HIV and stigma: A birth ushers in new era for Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina passed a milestone in its effort to end HIV-related stigma and discrimination when a baby was born via C-section in January to HIV-positive parents in Sarajevo.   “We all know how much blood there can be when a cesarean section is performed, but there was no hesitation ormore