Building Homes, Building Livelihoods, and Building Peace
The journey to reconstruct one’s life after war is long and fraught with danger. Current approaches by the global humanitarian system, including peacebuilding processes and local and national laws often make it an impossible journey. Conflict creates homelessness. Homelessness is one of the most immediate and wide-reaching impacts of warfare. According to the Internal Displacement …
Big-hearted People in the “Good Will” Restaurant
Poverty knows no borders. People with a big heart in the restaurant “Dobre Volje” (“Good Will”) in Travnik preserve the dignity of those who struggle and for whom just one meal means a lot. In 2019, the humanitarian organization Pomozi.ba opened a restaurant in that city, the first of its kind in Bosnia and Herzegovina. …
Tuzla Volunteers are the Only Hope for Migrants
“I approach each and every man as a human being. At no point do I care if he is from Pakistan, Morocco, Algeria. I see a human being in need in front of me, and I act in accordance to that. This is how it all starts actually,” says Senad Pirić as he begins his …
Those Who Need Help Shouldn’t be Ashamed to Seek it
For its eight years of existence, the charity Pomozi.ba has assisted over 700.000 people in various ways. They raise money for the treatment of seriously ill people, assist in the housing of those who are in extremely difficult financial situations, provide food and other material supplies to socially-endangered people in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Due to …
A Lullaby for Mladenka: Remembering Grabovica
Both documentary and poetic, the new play, ‘‘The Lullaby for Mladenka,’’ takes crimes against Croatian civilians from the village of Grabovica in September 1993 as its subject. Members of the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ARBiH) killed 33 Croatian civilians, the oldest of whom was 87 years old and the youngest four. …
Frenkie: The trend of young people leaving our country worries me
Adnan Hamidović, better known as Frenkie, is one of the rare artists on the Bosnian music scene who has continuously spoken out about pressing issues in BiH for almost two decades now. For nearly 20 years, Frenkie has served as a symbol of urban thinking. Through his artistic endeavors, he has influenced the development of …