Visit of representatives of Council of Europe Development Bank
ITF Enhancing Human Security (ITF) in cooperation with NGO Norwegian People's Aid (NPA) and NGO Posavina with no mines is implementing a project »Re-mapping mined areas and related activities in Bosnia and Herzegovina« supported by Council of Europe Development Bank – CEB. The initial idea was to help Bosnia and Herzegovina after devastating floods which happened in May 2014 in the Posavina region. Two stage project combines activities implemented by NPA in the field of non-technical survey in mine affected flooded areas in BH and delivery of mine risk education and marking of minefields in the flooded areas of Bosanska Posavina - implemented by Posavina with no mines.
On 10 September 2014 Mr. Stephan Sellen, Deputy Director General, Directorate General for Loans and Social Development and Ms. Jasmina Glisovic, Country Manager, Directorate General for Loans and Social Development of Council of Europe Development Bank – CEB together with ITF Enhancing Human security staff visited village Kovačiča, community Živinice in Tuzla Canton where the community area is affected with 12 landslides, out of which 7 are within mine suspected area. Second location which was visited is village Palanka in Brčko District where river Sava flooded several mine suspected areas - therefore urgent marking and mine risk awareness MRA is needed. Mine risk awareness (MRA) puppet show was presented to CEB and ITF representatives who were joined by children from village Palanka.