WASH in Bihać camp

WASH project implemented

Bihać, Bosnia i Herzegovina, August 13th, 2019 –– CBAid and IOM successfully launched the WASH project in the refugee camp.

Croatian Baptist Aid (CBAid) in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has successfully launched the WASH project aimed to improve the living conditions of refugees and migrants living in Bihać, northern Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Refugees and migrants have extremely limited access to adequate hygiene, which is increasing fear of a possible secondary crisis, i.e. spreading of diseases among refugees and migrants, as well as among the local population. As part of a project that aims to improve the living conditions of refugees and migrants, and to reduce the possibility of spreading of diseases, CBAid’s team donated IOM two shower-container units for the needs of refugees and migrants. With that, CBAid successfully completed the first phase of this WASH project.

As a reminder, the main goal of a WASH project is to reduce the possibility of faeco-oral transmission of diseases, as well as reduce the exposure to vectors that spread diseases, through:

  • Promotion of healthy habits,
  • Providing access to clean water,
  • Reducing ecological pollution,
  • Providing conditions that promote basic human dignity, comfort and safety.

CBAid currently has one team operating in B&H, following the situation in the region. The team, besides the main project, also supports local Christian communities in their humanitarian endeavors. It does so through providing information and adequate knowledge on working with this vulnerable group, on respecting international humanitarian standards, as well as human rights guaranteed by state and international laws and conventions.

The refugee crisis in B&H, on the border with Croatia, has quickly developed into one of the gravest humanitarian and moral crisis in Europe. The growing number of refugees and migrants living in inadequate conditions, daily trying to cross the border with Croatia, as well as the lack of systemic support by the state, is bringing all involved in providing help to a breaking point – to give up or to continue helping in spite of overwhelming challenges.

The work of CBAid in B&H is supported by Convoy of Hope and other generous donors. Donations for the support of CBAid’s work in the refugee crisis can be made to the Rapid Response Fund here:

Croatian Baptist Aid

Account Name: RUKE NADE  (this is Croatian registered name for CBA and means Hands of Hope)

Address : Radiceva 30, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia

Bank name: Privredna banka Zagreb

Bank address: Radnicka cesta 50, 10 000  Zagreb, Croatia

Bank account / IBAN: HR3823400091110817743

SWIFT ID Code: PBZGHR2X

CBAid will continue working on the improvement of hygiene conditions for refugees and migrants, hand in hand with IOM and the local community of Bihać.

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If you wish to support Croatian Baptist Aid, send your donation to:

Croatian Baptist Aid

Account Name: RUKE NADE  (this is Croatian registered name for CBA and means Hands of Hope)

Address : Radiceva 30, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia

Bank name: Privredna banka Zagreb

Bank address: Radnicka cesta 50, 10 000  Zagreb, Croatia

Bank account / IBAN: HR3823400091110817743

SWIFT ID Code: PBZGHR2X

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