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CEB receives additional contributions to the Regional Housing Programme (RHP)

29 November 2017

Paris – Norway and Germany today announced new pledges to the RHP Fund: Norway will contribute an additional NOK 15 million (approx. EUR 1.6 million), while Germany will provide a further EUR 1.5 million.

The announcement was made at the 15th meeting of the Assembly of Donors of the RHP Fund, which took place at CEB headquarters in Paris today.

The donors expressed their satisfaction with the implementation progress and with the impact that the programme has on regional reconciliation in the Western Balkans.

These contributions come in addition to the pledge of the European Union to commit a further EUR 44.8 million to the RHP in 2017, and the third contribution of USD 10 million by the U.S., made in September 2017.

Key figures (end-November 2017):

Pledged to the RHP: EUR 284 million

Committed to the RHP Fund: EUR 171 million

Grants approved: EUR 183 million

Grants disbursed: EUR 85 million

The Regional Housing Programme (RHP) was set up to provide durable housing solutions to vulnerable refugees and displaced persons following the 1991-1995 conflicts on the territory of former Yugoslavia. The RHP is implemented by Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia and mostly financed by the international donor community. The main donor is the European Union. The other donors are the United States of America, Germany, Norway, Italy, Switzerland, Denmark, Turkey, Luxembourg, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and the Slovak Republic.

RHP info desk:  Secretariat of the Regional Housing Programme ceb-rhp[at]coebank.org