Germany Continues to Support ITF in Bosnia and Herzegovina
On 23 August 2018 H.E. Christiane Hohmann, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Bosnia and Herzegovina, and ITF Director Ambassador Lovrenčič signed a new Agreement for the project “Rehabilitation and psychosocial assistance for mine and UXO victims from Bosnia and Herzegovina” in the amount of 200.000,00 EUR. For the first time a pilot project of psychosocial support for mine/UXO victims will also be implemented.
The donation of Germany continues their support for ITF's mine and UXO victim assistance programme in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH). Currently there are about 7,900 mine and UXO victims living in BIH. The goal of the project is to produce and fit limbs, and provide other prosthetic devices up to 45 mine/UXO victims from BIH at Miracle Centre Bosnia and Herzegovina and at University Rehabilitation Institute Republic of Slovenia. During the project, Miracle Centre will employ a psychologist who will provide mine/UXO victims with the necessary professional assistance.
ITF and Germany, through its Embassy in Sarajevo, continue to strengthen their strategic partnership in 2018, as latest donation of Germany culminates to over 34 million USD donated through ITF, with a majority of funds donated for activities in BIH.
Through their humanitarian, financial and professional contribution to mine action, important partners such as Germany significantly help BIH state structures and its citizens.