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Bosnia and Herzegovina was heavily affected by the collapse of Yugoslavia, experiencing the 1992-1995 conflict which led to great loss of life and restructuring of the country. Today the return of a number of those who had fled at the time and the increase in immigration of people from the Middle East and African Region, make immigration one of the challenges the country has to face along with systemic, economic and political issues.

An unaccompanied minor is a child without the presence of a legal guardian. The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child defines unaccompanied minors and unaccompanied children as those “who have been separated from both parents and other adult relatives and are not being cared for by an adult who, by law or custom, is responsible for doing so”

Mennesker rundt bord

For someone who lives or works in Victoria Square, it is not difficult to notice that the last few months have pointed out that the situation regarding people on the move has changed again.

Mennesker i vaskeri

Lesvos island has been one of the most impacted areas from the beginning of the Refugee crisis in Greece. It is also where A Drop in the Ocean was born and implemented as a vision and an idea.

The influxes of people who are trying to reach Europe through Greece continue. More specifically, a particularly large number of people have managed to cross the Greek borders, along with other nationalities who are trying to escape the difficulties they face in their home countries.

The decision of passing over our humanitarian aid programs on Samos to other organisations was made towards the end of last year. Such decisions are never easy, but one that we were obliged to take after accurate assessment and reflection.

Viser klær som henger på klesstativ i et butikklokale

On day 12 of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the UN estimates that more than two million people have fled Ukraine. Of these, more than one million people have crossed the border from Ukraine into Poland. Many travel to the city of Krakow which is located approx. 250 kilometers from the Ukrainian border.

War is madness. It is one thing seeing reports on TV or reading the news about people fleeing their homes, arriving in a safe place and another being close enough to feel the pain.

Bildet av et hjerte i Ukrainas farger.

Thursday morning we saw violent attacks from Russia towards Ukraine, and a new war in Europe is a reality. The human suffering is already enormous.