Help for Roma
There are currently 1.391 Roma families in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) who urgently need help. While there already are some governmental efforts to improve the situation of Roma families, there are still way too little funds to fulfill the basic needs of those people. Especially when it comes to accommodation, there is a lack of funding.
According to the annual report of "Human Rights Watch" 2014, Roma families belong to the most by poverty and exclusion affected minorities in BiH.
Accordingly, many Roma are unemployed, many children do not attend school, and politically, the Roma are not represented. Many Roma are also not registered and therefore receive no health care and have no access to other social services. Most Roma live under very bad conditions.
This project is a direct continuation of the efforts of Hilfswerk Austria International since 1999 in order to achieve sustainable social improvements for Roma in BiH.
- to improve the living conditions and the living area of 140 needy Roma families in 11 municipalities
- to support these families in social and economic re-integration into society
All goals should be achieved through close cooperation with local authorities and stakeholders.
- Selection of beneficiaries
- Reconstruction and construction of social housing and the technical infrastructure
- Tendering promotions, supporting and advicing
- Organization of information workshops and local campaigns
- Job training of competent authorities for Roma
- Disseminate successful solutions
Bosnia and Herzegowina: Municipalities Tuzla, Gracanica, Gradacac and Banovici in Tuzla District, Kakanj, Zavidovici and Zenica in Zenica-Doboj District as well as the municipality Capljina in Herzegowina-Neretva District
Republic of Srpska: Municipalities Bijeljina and Modrica
Distrikt Brčko: Municipality Brčko