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Monday, 28 April 2014
 "My place under the sun"
A new EU-UNHCR project brings coordinated solutions to remaining problems of displacement.

Head of the EU Delegation to BiH and EU Special Representative Ambassador Peter Sørensen, BiH Minister for Human Rights and Refugees Damir Ljubić and Representative of UNHCR in BiH Andrew Mayne presented today a new EUR 8.1 million project funded by the EU and co‐funded by UNHCR, designed to  address the most severe  of the remaining  problems  of  wartime displacement  in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The  project  will  assist  at  least  2,400  needy  displaced  and returnee families  including  women victims  of  war,  in  their  efforts  to  achieve  solutions  to  social  challenges  - initially in 10 municipalities over the three years to end 2016 – through close teamwork between authorities, local communities, civil society and project partners.

The project, with its message ‘My place under the sun’, aims to help vulnerable displaced and returnee families achieve conditions for a life in safety, dignity and respect, by including them in the development plans of the municipality where they live, so that they, their children and their communities can develop and prosper.

Partners and authorities will join forces to assess needs, then to strengthen social protection and inclusion, health  care for the elderly, education for  children,  livelihoods support, marketing of produce,  free  legal  aid,  psycho‐social  counselling,  and  housing.  The  project further aims to strengthen national coordination efforts overall.

About the foundation

Local Democracy Foundation is a local non-governmental organization that has 18 years of experience in designing, coordinating, managing and providing technical and personnel support for various projects and programs.
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