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A brighter future for children and their nannies in BiH

With an unemployment rate of nearly 45 percent, finding a job for many in Bosnia and Herzegovina can seem like a mission impossible. This has particularly been the case for women, many of whom have spent years trying to secure a brighter future for themselves and their families. Highlights Today, more

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Making a living from land

Once a relatively prosperous area, the region covered by the municipalities of Srebrenica, Bratunac and Milici in eastern Bosnia suffered immense human losses during the 1992-1995 war, along with the destruction of infrastructure and industrial capacities. It emerged as one of the most socially and more

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Nezir Čelik – Waiting for the lights to come on

The first light bulb in Bosnia and Herzegovina was turned on in 1890. Yet, 122 years later, Nezir Čelik uses a kerosene lamp to light his home – and not by choice. When workers were installing the electricity pole in front of his house, Mr. Čelik, dressed in a grey, well-kept suit, looked on as workmore

Old Age is a Golden Age

85-year-old Perka Zorić lives in the village of Verići, in the area of the City of Banja Luka, sustaining herself in a shabby home by a small pension and no assistance. Although in very poor health herself, until only recently, Perka took care of her 102-years-old friend Trivuna Pilipović, for admitmore

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