In the small town of Ilijaš just north of Sarajevo, a Roma family wearily explains the severe hunger they face after they have been persistently turned away from the local soup kitchen.
Would you risk your life in order to earn four BAM (two Euros)? Many Roma individuals do so on a daily basis. This perilous practice is but one indication of the multi-dimensional poverty facing the largest minority group of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). This photo story illuminates the daily adversities of the Roma population.
Clara Casagrande explores the Sunday flea market in Stup, reflecting on the social and cultural paradoxes found in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
The second issue of BalkanThemes examines the rights of Roma and other minorities in the countries of former Yugoslavia.