The authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) should focus on young people and families leaving the country. The large diaspora can also be one of the possible sources of economic development of the home country. Moving abroad, as the diaspora says, does not erase memories or ties with the homeland, but creates a changing perception of what home is.
Whether or not Bosnia and Herzegovina will become a state of the elderly is a frequently asked question, and the answer will largely depend on government officials. By providing decent employment opportunities for young people as well as incentives for counteracting the “birth dearth,” officials at all levels of government help put more students in our schools.
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.
“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 story of humanity, empathy and solidarity. Senad has dedicated himself to helping refugees and migrants.
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.