Help for IDPs and Returnees
There are around 85.000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) and more than 47.000 minority returnees currently living in Bosnia and Herzegovina. A significant number of IDPs and returnees still live in unacceptable conditions. Hence Hilfswerk Austria International has, together with their partners, launched a project to identify durable solutions for the people in need.
We focus especially on housing, income-generation and the economic support of small or medium-sized companies, to enable IDPs and returnees a life in dignity.
We work closely with other local organizations. This also contributes to the democratic development of society, as cooperation between governmental and non-governmental sectors is strengthened. Particular importance is attached to sustainability in all relief measures.
- to ensure durable solutions for the most vulnerable families of IDPs, minority returnees and women victims of war
- to improve housing conditions for the most affected families
- to raise awareness about the problems faced by the IDPs, returnees and women victims of war