OHR answers after Presidency’s Request for Help in Extinguishing Fires

Wildfires are threatening parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina and that requires a proper response. Protection and rescue in response to natural disasters is a humanitarian issue that impacts all citizens in affected areas.

High Representative views this as an obligation for all to engage responsibly and do the right thing in order to be able to provide citizens with the appropriate assistance, whether domestic or international.

The High Representative expects relevant domestic authorities to act within the scope of their responsibilities and address the pressing needs of local communities in areas affected by wildfires. In addition, the High Representative is following the situation closely and has requested detailed information from relevant agencies in order to be able to assess the gravity of the situation.

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