Reconstruction and Livelihood
The flood disaster that plagued Bosnia and Herzegovina in May 2014 affected a quarter of the country's territory and about one million people. Significant damage has been done to the housing stock and infrastructure. The long-term effects of the catastrophe, such as impoverishment through the destruction of livelihoods in small farms and hazardous mold in homes, aggravated the already existing problems and greatly affected the lives of returnees and internally displaced persons in particular.
In particular, the long-term effects impact more than 1,200 families living in temporary or substandard dwellings and those 10,800 low-income households suffering the economic consequences of the disaster.
In partnership with Hilfswerk International and ASB, UNDP supports the neediest families with life-saving measures. Hilfswerk International is primarily responsible for the construction and reconstruction of living space in the project. Our partners take care of the recovery and revitalization of agricultural holdings and vocational training to improve job opportunities.
The overall objective of the project is to sustainably support the communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina affected by the long-term effects of floods and landslides by building livelihoods. Top priorities are: Improvement of the living conditions of vulnerable households whose homes have been significantly damaged or destroyed in the disaster, as well as the restoration and development of livelihoods and low-income households.
- Needs-based selection of beneficiaries
- Provision of permanent housing solutions for the people rendered homeless by the floods (construction of 80 apartments, reconstruction of 60 apartments)
- Accompaniment of local communities and beneficiaries after handing over the houses
Around 1,125 people in areas affected by flooding, of which at least 40% are women
The communities of Tuzla, Kalesija, Srebrenik and Gračanica