Bosnia

Hayat Yolu in Bosnia

Bosnia and Herzegovina is struggling to fully overcome the tragedy of the recent past. It is still best known for its 1992-95 war and genocide in Srebrenica. However, poverty prevails among a large segment of society, especially in rural areas and minorities. Infrastructure is still under reconstruction and many Bosnians live outside of their homes and outside of the country, having been internally displaced or forced to flee.

 

Hayat Yolu participated to improving the living conditions for the poor and vulnerable in Bosnia. So that, we have implemented projects that participate to enhance food security and decrease poverty.

Stories of suffering

“we never recover the war, it is still in our minds and hearts, it is not only about the terrifying memories of war, rather it is about the devastation of our living and the resulting poverty and bad psychological conditions” says Husian Karajic. He is 52 years old survivor who lost his father and two brothers in the war.

 

The fact that Bosnia and Herzegovina, with a population of around three million, has since become an unintended waystation for migrants and asylum seekers fleeing conflict and oppression in South Asia and the Middle East which over stretched it limited resources and worsen the humanitarian condition for its residents.

Hayat Yolu in Bosnia

Hasan works as a farmer and can hardly afford living for his family of 6. “two of my children suffer from anemia, and my old mom lives with me also and she needs care and good food. But we can only cover the needs for survival”

Hayat Yolu touched the pressing needs of the poor communities in Bosnia and provided food aid for hundreds of the poor families”

Husian says “the aid that we received from Hayat Yolu relieved part of our burdens, children were really happy, the one good thing that you know there are good people around the world who think of you and think of the poor children”

Poverty in Bosnia

  • 8 million people population
  • 56 percent, or 640,000 people, live in absolute poverty.
  • 50% of the country is vulnerable to becoming poor.
  • One third of working-class citizens are unemployed.
  • 62%of youth ages 15-24 are unemployed ranking first worldwide.
  • Bosnia suffers from lack of education, economic development and recovery after the war.
  • 1 million people were left displaced after the war in 1995
Hayat Yolu services for Bosnia
  • 10,000 families received food aid
  • 1,000 families received cash assistance
  • 1,500 people received clothes and other non food items.

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