Czech Republic continues to support ITF activities
H.E Ms. Vera Zemanova, Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Slovenia and Ambassador Damjan Bergant, ITF Director signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a donation of € 14.415,45 (CZK 400.000) for the implementation of ITF projects in Bosnia Herzegovina. This year Czech donation will be used for demining project in municipality Pelagičevo (Brdjani-Remicke) in Bosnia Herzegovina and for continuation of mine victims assistance project in Bosnia Herzegovina, project »The voice of mine victims in Bosnia and Herzegovina« implemented by NGO HOPE'87.
The Czech Republic has been supporting ITF and its demining / MVA programs since 1998 - the very beginning of ITF. Since 1999 Czech Republic donated a total of € 1.082.974,37 for demining and MVA projects in South East Europe and the Caucasus region. The Czech Republic supported demining projects in Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, and Kosovo* and in Georgia (in 2009). With funds donated by the Czech Republic a total of more than 1.5 million sq.m. have been cleared thus far. The Czech Republic also supported the implementation of MVA projects in the region of South East Europe and especially the project for rehabilitation of children from Gaza, the victims of armed conflicts ( in 2010 and 2011).