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J. Joksimović: Permanent housing for another 180 refugee families

August 01 2019 | Belgrade

J. Joksimović: Permanent housing for another 180 refugee families

Minister of European Integration and National IPA Coordinator Jadranka Joksimović has signed today the First Amendment to the existing agreement within the Regional Housing Programme, which ensures housing for additional refugee families and persons exiled from Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina during the 1990s wars.

The Amendment relates to the Ninth Sub-project of the Regional Housing Programme and will provide housing for another 180 refugee families, which will result in a total of 1080 permanently housed families within this sub-project. For these purposes, another EUR 2,059,794 has been allocated within the Regional Housing Programme; therefore, the total amount of grants made available to the Republic of Serbia through this sub-project is EUR 25,650,185.

The aim of the Regional Housing Programme is to provide permanent housing for 26,898 most vulnerable refugee families in the region (74,000 persons), of which over 16,000 are in the Republic of Serbia, which is the largest beneficiary of the Programme. The largest donor of the Programme is the European Union with the allocation greater than EUR 190 million, while funds are also provided by the USA, Germany, Norway, Italy and other donors.

So far, over EUR 138 million in grants has been approved to the Republic of Serbia through 9 sub-projects and amendments, which in accordance with the Government Conclusion are signed by Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović

Source: Tanjug