On February 18, 2014 Mine Action Centre in Bosnia and Herzegovina at its premises presented to accredited organizations for mine action in Bosnia and Herzegovina (who are also implementing a project „IPA 2011“ in the field of humanitarian demining) and to the representative of the European Commission Delegation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as representatives of the government sector, the Concept and the achieved level of project implementation of ''IPA 2011 Land release“ for 2013, which is being implemented in the area of responsibility of 4 regional offices of Mine Action Centre in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Mostar, Travnik, Tuzla and Pale).
On February 18, 2014 in Brcko district was held the meeting among three Mine Action Centres in the region. The meeting was attended by director of Croatian Mine Action Centre, Mr. Drazen Jakopec, director of the Republic of Serbia Mine Action Center, Mr. Branislav Jovanovic and director of Mine Action Center in BiH, Mr. Dusan Gavran.
The tragic mine accidents which occurred at the beginning of 2014 induced EUFOR and Mine Action Centre in Bosnia and Herzegovina to start up a campaign for mine risk education (MRE) in cooperation with representatives of municipal authorities.
Regarding the recent mine incidents, Coordination Group for Mine Victims Assistance issued a statement inviting relevant institutions to fulfill the obligations of Bosnia and Herzegovina Mine Action Strategy 2009-2019 and thus prevent new incidents and casualties.
Mines as silent killers took lives in Bosnia and Herzegovina again. In January, 2014 three mine accidents happened in which three persons were killed and three persons were injured by mines. Mine accidents have happened in marked minefields where local population consciously enter for existential reasons.
We warn and we appeal to the population of Bosnia and Herzegovina to do not enter into marked minefields because in that way they bring themselves into a direct risk and danger. We also appeal to the population to do not remove mine warning signs from the minefields since such act is a criminal offense equal to setting up new minefields.