Germany Continues to Support ITF in Bosnia and Herzegovina
H.E. Christiane Hohmann, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Ambassador Damjan Bergant, ITF Enhancing Human Security Director, signed a new Agreement in the amount of nearly 1 million EUR.
The donation is intended for the continuation of Germany's support to ITF's mine action programme in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The programme will be implemented on an area of 1.5 square kilometers in 30 clearance and technical survey locations in the Municipalities of Bosanska Krupa, Gračanica, Lukavac, Goražde, Sarajevo Novi Grad, Sarajevo Stari Grad, Vogošća, Doboj, Gornji Vakuf, Uskoplje, Vitez, Domaljevac, Šamac, Orašje, Banovići and Usora and Kalesija.
ITF Enhancing Human Security and Germany, through its Embassy in Sarajevo, thereby continue to strengthen their strategic partnership also in 2017. Since 1998, Germany has so far donater through ITF more than 18 million EUR, utilized to clean the surface of 18.3 square kilometers on more than 450 locations, removing more than 5,000 mines and UXO.
Donors and ITF are important partners that significantly help BiH state structures and its citizens through their humanitarian, financial and professional contribution to mine action.