Family to Family son survives Landmine
Landmines are continuing to cause devastation in
Bosnia-Herzegovina despite the conflict ending more than sixteen
years ago. According to the Bosnia-Herzegovina Mine Action Center,
mines and unexploded bombs have killed or injured more than 8,293
people in Bosnia-Herzegovina since 1992.
Recently, one of the families we support through our Family to
Family program experienced this devastation firsthand. The Karavdic
family almost lost their 15 year old son when he stepped on an
unexploded landmine 100m from their home in the hills of Bosnia
just over a month ago. With our support, the family had recently
become self sufficient and has been using the land around their
home to farm goats and grow fresh produce.
MWB Bosnia-Herzegovina Country Manager, Dalibor Kojic said,
"This explosion is a horrible reminder of the threat of landmines
that silently surround us in this country. By the grace of God and
after extensive hospitalization, the child survived"
The family's son had been grazing goats on the land before the
mine exploded and the experience has left the family heavily
"The family now live in fear that this will happen again and are
scared to work their land which is their only source of income. We
pray for the family, that they will overcome this tragedy and
continue to progress".
We work with many families that continue to be affected by the
fallout from a conflict that officially ended sixteen years ago.
This includes supporting those living in areas close to landmines
and unexploded munitions as well as helping them through the social
and emotional impact of the devastating war.
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