Bosnia & Herzegovina

Bosnian Children

About Bosnia & Herzegovina

Save the Children worked in Bosnia and Herzegovina since 1996, in the aftermath of violent conflict in the former Yugoslavia. Our work has evolved from humanitarian relief to development throughout the past 16 years. Currently, we are implementing programs in child protection, education and emergency response.

Facts About
Bosnia & Herzegovina

More than 3 Million
people
live there

Girls only stay in school an average of 13 years

6 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday

A parent earns an average
of just $13 a day


Our Work

Save the Children focuses on building regional cooperation, advocacy for prioritization children in risk reduction and disaster preparedness, and increasing resilience and readiness of children for disasters.

Heavy rains caused the worst floods in this region's history, affecting over 1.5 million people. Save the Children helped deliver lifesaving aid to vunurable children.

Read the Press Release

Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2015 State of the World’s Mothers report. You can access detailed data here.

Other sources as follows: Population and Life Expectancy: CIA World Factbook 2015; Human Development Rank: United Nations Development Programe 2015; Underweight Children: World Health Organization Report 2015

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