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“We Are All One Family”

“We Are All One Family”

Local LGBTIQ+ community in Bosnia and Herzegovina join forces with LGBTIQ+ asylum-seekers and refugees to create messages for the BiH Pride March 2022 “If your religion prohibits you to support your gay child, may then your child become your religion” was one of many...

Despite the so-called Balkan route closure in 2016, refugees and migrants continue to move through Bosnia and Herzegovina. Out of more than 85,000 refugees, asylum–seekers, and migrants who have passed through the country since early 2018, only a tiny percentage...

RHP: 32 families received keys to new apartments in Prijedor

RHP: 32 families received keys to new apartments in Prijedor

After 29 years of displacement, an 86-year-old Koviljka Ljepoja can finally enjoy a view from her own balcony. She and her 58-year-old son are among the group of 32 families who received the keys of new apartments in the building constructed under the Regional Housing...

Lack of legal identity – inexistence

Lack of legal identity – inexistence

No matter how life’s journey has shaped the perception of the world surrounding them, the dignity and kindness have remained untouched. Meet the Kadrija family from village Tërstenik/Trstenik, Peja/Peć municipality, where they live in poor living conditions, though...

Programme offers people displaced by Balkans wars the joy of coming home

Programme offers people displaced by Balkans wars the joy of coming home

The 290-million euro international programme, supported by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has assisted over 8,600 people and is set to close next year. The tears in the eyes of Branko Glisic when he recalls coming back to live in the village he left because of Bosnia’s...

UNHCR is a bridge between refugees and the United Nations

UNHCR is a bridge between refugees and the United Nations

Each year, many people fleeing war, persecution and violence transit through Montenegro on their way to Western Europe. Since 2012, however, more and more have sought asylum here. Of the nearly 8,000 people who in 2019 initially stated an intention to apply for asylum...

For me, one part of paradise is in Montenegro

For me, one part of paradise is in Montenegro

For refugees, integration into the local community can be a solution to their plight and a chance to build a new life. Montenegro placed integration high on the policy agenda, with the aim of rendering refugees economically productive and self-reliant, all the while...