EU supports Bosnia and Herzegovina in managing migration flows with additional EUR 6 million

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The European Commission adopted on Friday a special measure for an amount of EUR six million to support Bosnia and Herzegovina in managing the migration flows. 

The EU funds will improve the capacity of Bosnia and Herzegovina for identification, registration and referral of third-country nationals crossing the border, provide accommodation and basic services for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants and strengthen the capacity for border control and surveillance, hence also contributing to the prevention of and fight against the trafficking of human beings.

These funds complement the EUR 1.5 million already made available to Bosnia and Herzegovina in June to address the immediate humanitarian needs of refugees and migrants, reads the statement issued by the EU Delegation to BiH.

In addition to humanitarian assistance, since 2007 the European Commission has been providing assistance to Bosnia and Herzegovina in the area of migration and border management for an amount of EUR 24.6 million.

Since January 2016 Bosnia and Herzegovina also benefits from the regional program ‘Support to Protection-Sensitive Migration Management’, worth EUR eight million.