We recently have spent a week in Bihac and Lipa, to see the terrible, unberable circumstances in which refugees are currently living.
What we saw left us dismayed. Around 8000 refugees live in intolerable conditions with no protection from the cold, no electricity and insufficient water and food. All they have is a hot meal per day.
Moreover, contagious diseases are rampant (95% of the camp inmates are infected with Scabies), and there is only very limited medical help and medication.
These people are left alone, abandoned to their squalid condition. Some, who no longer are housed in the “camp”, survive in the forest under plastic sheets.
Public funds for the care of the people seem to trickle away and there are recurring violent police operations to prevent the refugees from moving on.
Luckily some NGOs on the territory are incredibly committed and we could see with our eyes how impressive their help is. However, money is lacking everywhere.
THEY NEED YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT!
In the next few weeks we will come back to Bosnia to distribute donations.
The Learn for Life project in India of course is continuing, but we simply feel that something needs to be done in the short term to prevent people from dying.
Learn for Life/Subkonto Bosnienhilfe:
AT85 3258 5003 0200 6195
DONATION DETAILS FOR ITALY (Please specify Bosnia in the payment description)
Learn For Life Italia OdV
Banca: Crèdit Agricole Cariparma
IBAN: IT 93 S 06230 02402 000057650664
BIC: CRPP IT 2 P
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