Although economic progress has been made in Bosnia and Herzegovina, many families still lack a permanent home after having lost theirs during the conflict. Unemployment is high, particularly among the younger population and families lack financial stability.
Daily life is challenging for many families across the region:
- Over a quarter of the population are unemployed (ILO, 2017)
- 1 in 2 young people are unemployed (UNDP, 2017)
- Around 17% of people live below the national poverty line (WHO, 2016)
- Girls are 10% more likely to attend higher education than boys (UNDP, 2017)
Islamic Relief in Bosnia Herzegovina
Islamic Relief starting working in Bosnia Herzegovina during the Bosnian War by providing vital emergency assistance, delivering food, water and clothes. After the war we rebuilt homes, schools and public buildings which had been destroyed. We also began providing support during Ramadan and Qurbani which continues to this day.