Current Situation in Bosnia HerzegovinaTo transform the lives of those for whom the hope of a miracle is their only alternative to despair.
Today there is a desperate need for sustainable intervention for many aspects of life in BiH but perhaps none is greater than the need for basic housing and education. Funds for humanitarian aid are decreasing dramatically with local authorities assuming responsibility for people in need. Most international aid agencies have long ago left the country to help in other, more recent, hot spots in the world. Despite the growing need around the world, the people of BiH still remain desperate.
- 1/3 of children and adolescents in Bosnia have signs of Post Traumatic Stress syndrome.
- 3,500 children are 'unaccompanied' in Bosnia, few of whom now have any real prospect of finding their immediate family.
- Bosnia is still one of the most heavily land mined countries in the world - with an estimated 2-3 million landmines scattered over 30,000 minefields - 18,000 of which have been recorded
- Unemployment in Bosnia ranges between 37% - 50% (in some areas it is 90%)