Representatives of the International Federation of RC/RC (IFRC) Mrs. Carmen Ferrer, head of operations in Geneva headquarters and Ms. Henriett Koos, senior officer for disaster preparedness and response – Regional office for Europe, Budapest, visited Sarajevo and Bihać Red Cross headquarters in the period from 15-18.10.2018.
During their visit they have had meetings , from 16-17.10.2018. with the following RCSBIH representatives: a secretary of Bihać Red Cross, Secretary of Una Sana canton Red Cross, a secretary of Mostar city Red Cross, a coordinator of RCFBIH, and with volunteers. Their hosts organized a visit to the centers in Borići and Hotel Sedra where migrants are accommodated.
On 18.10.2018. the following meetings were held in Sarajevo: a meeting in RCSBIH headquarters with RCSBIH General secretary and his associates. Guests presented preliminary results of a their visit and assessed future support , what will be delivered in written form; a meeting with UNHCR operational staff , a meeting in ICRC- BIH office with a coordinator for cooperation within the Movement and a head for Protection department, then a meeting with a head of Swiss RC office in BiH and a meeting with a General Secretary of RCFBIH with associates.
The goal of the visit was to conduct a review of the situation related operation of urgent response to current migrant situation in BiH, in order to assess capacities of RCSBIH and propose a model of the continuation and future support from IFRC.