Help Save Children in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Two decades after violent conflict overtook the former Yugoslavia, the area has returned to relative peace. However, unemployment is high, and youth unemployment has increased to 63%. Much progress has been made, but it has not reached everyone equally, and children in Bosnia and Herzegovina suffer the most. Impoverished children and those who are socially excluded still lack access to basic services.
The Challenge for Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Children
Children who are poor, disabled or socially excluded are missing out on healthcare, education and basic services. They need your help.*
- 5 out of 1000 children die before their 5th birthday
- 5% of children are engaged in child labor
- 17% of people live in poverty
Our Work for Children in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Save the Children has 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.
Save the Children focuses on building regional cooperation, advocating to prioritize child safety in risk reduction and disaster preparedness, and helping children build their readiness and resilience in the face of disasters.
- Protected 88,379 children from harm
- Supported 3,099 children in times of crisis
How to Help Children in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Support Save the Children’s mission. Donate to help children in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and around the world, survive and thrive.
Sponsor a Child
Be the hero in the life of a child in need. Sponsor a child and help them grow up healthy, educated and safe.
Sources: * Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2017 End of Childhood Report. You can access detailed data here. Other sources as follows: Population: CIA World Factbook 2015; The World Bank, 2016; Unesco Institute for Statistics (UIS)
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