In Bosnia and Herzegovina, there are now around 8,500 people on the run. The challenges in the Bosnian refugee camps are many and the conditions for those who live there are difficult. In addition, around 3,000 people live outside the official camp, in the forest, in abandoned buildings and other public spaces.
Together with the Covid pandemic, they are now facing a very cold and difficult winter and the needs are great. A Drop in the Ocean has therefore taken an initiative to be able to contribute where we can.
We have therefore started with “one drop”, our fantastic local volunteer field worker Jasmina, to provide some of the the 900 inhabitants of the Sarajevo camp Ušivak with face masks, blankets, hygiene items and toys for the children. Soon we hope to be able to contribute even more, also in the northwestern part of the country where the needs are many.
Bosnia-Herzegovina has long been considered a transit country many travel through on their way to the EU and other European countries. According to IOM (The International Organisation for Migration), in recent years, more than 55,000 people on the run have used this route.