Support of Mine Action Activites in Bosnia-Herzegovina 2009-2011

Contract partner: ITF Enhancing Human SecurityCountry: Bosnien und Herzegowina Funding amount: € 400.000,00Project start: 01.08.2009End: 31.07.2011

Short Description:

Overall goal

Bosnia-Herzegovina is one of the most mine-contaminated countries in the world and the most mine-contaminated country in South-Eastern Europe. The presence of anti-personnel landmines and unexploded ordnances (UXO) ist still, and will be for many years, a major issue not only for the reconstruction of the country, but also for its economic development and the overall security of its inhabitants.

The Austrian Development Cooperation has been supporting demining activities in Bosnia-Herzegovina for several years. This project constitues a continuation of this support as well as extends to include support to mine victims/landmine survivors.

The objectives of the project are:

¢ to demine the agricultural and resettlement areas in Municipality of Doboj in Republika Srpska;

¢ to demine through operations of technical survey areas in the Municipality of Visoko in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina;

¢ to increase employment opportunities and the economic status of landmine survivors.

The direct target groups of the project are:

Ò Internally displaced persons and refugees that will be able to return and reintegrate

into the municipalities Doboj and Visoko.

Ò Communities in mine affected areas benefiting from the demining of the social/economic


Ò Creating economic oppurtunities for 110 landmine survivors (direct beneficiaries) and

approximately 30 employers and 20 governmental organizations at different levels.


project number2063-00/2009
source of fundingOEZA
sector Frieden und Sicherheit
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    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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