Free medical examinations provided for migrant and refugee children

Approximately one hundred migrant and refugee children in several locations in Bosnia and Herzegovina have undergone medical examinations, one of the main preconditions for their inclusion in the education system. In cooperation with health-care centers in Mostar, Hadzici and Ilidža, free medical examinations were provided to children residing in the Salakovac Refugee Camp and to children staying with families in “House for All” in Ilidža. Children staying at the Ušivak Acceptance Center in Hadzici will be provided with free medical examinations during the following week. The health condition of the examined children is satisfactory.

With the financial support of the European Union, in December 2018, World Vision BiH, in cooperation with UNICEF, has launched a series of activities aimed at the inclusion of children of migrants and refugees in the educational system in Bosnia and Herzegovina. World Vision is determined to continue working, in cooperation with local partners and other international organizations, to improve the living conditions for the children of migrants and refugees, as well as their families,

Creating preconditions for the inclusion of children in the education system in BiH is part of the project “EU support for migration management and border in Bosnia and Herzegovina” funded by the European Union and implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in partnership with UNHCR and UNICEF.