Within the project ‘EU Support to Migration and Border Management in BiH’ the International Organization for Migration (IOM) donated equipment to the Ministry of Interior of Una-Sana Canton (USC) which will contribute to their day to day work in protecting the citizens and the migrants currently residing in the Canton.
With this donation, the police forces will be supported with two boats with accompanying equipment (worth BAM 15,570.00) to reach areas that are otherwise hard to reach and eight cameras and a drone (BAM 18,500.00) that will be used to monitor, register and improve the quality of data collection.
“Since the beginning of my mandate last October, the cooperation with IOM was the first one in the response to the migrant situation in Una-Sana Canton. From that point onwards, our cooperation has been regular and it is of great importance to us that the European Union has recognized the needs of the Ministry of the Interior of the Una-Sana Canton and the Specialist Support Unit through donations of vehicles and various equipment” said Mustafa Ružnić, Prime Minister of Una-Sana Canton.
The project “EU Support to Migration and Border Management in Bosnia and Herzegovina” is funded by the European Union with €14.8 million and is implemented by the IOM in partnership with UNHCR, UNICEF, UNFPA and the Danish Refugee Council.