Led by the current situation in the country related to the presence of COVID 19 and the pandemic that severely hit most countries in the surrounding area, and because of the current delay in demining activities, BiH Mine Action Centre teams have diverted their tasks to enhanced emergency marking, control and renewal of existing mine warning signs.
As a result, during the month of April, BHMAC teams conducted control, renewal and additional placement of 2.620 emergency marking signs all around Bosnia and Herzegovina, in areas with pronounced mine situation in Doboj, Kotor Varoš, Petrov Brod, Derventa, Kostajnica, Ravna, Tomislavgrad, Bihać, Jablanica, Livno, Tarčin, Vogošća, Ilijaš, Kiseljak, Busovača, Tuzla, Gradačac, Sapna and Brčko.
These activities are particularly important since most people, because of the current restricted movement, go outdoors apart from strong warning to stay home, therefor it is important to warn them to avoid unknown areas.
Minefield marking is a continued activity of BiH Mine Action Centre with approximately 10.000 signs placed or renewed annually.
We appeal to all citizens to respect the mine warning signs, i.e. not to remove, steal or misuse mine warning signs because they endanger their own life and life of other citizens who move nearby the minefields.