Goražde is a city in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina. The city is situated on the river Drina, and counts approximately 38,000 residents. Located in the canton Bosnian Prodinje of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Goražde was, next to Srebrenica and Žepa, one of the 3 enclaves that the Bosniaks held in the east of the country.
These three enclaves were surrounded by the Serbs.. In 1993 this area became a Safe Area. The UN had to protect its citizens. In April 1994, the Serbs launched a major offensive against the enclave. The UN soldiers fled, and during this offensive nearly 700 people fell in the battle and there were nearly 2,000 people injured. The Bosnians continued to keep control over the enclave throughout the war. The Dayton Agreement provides that the city would be connected by a corridor with the rest of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Because the enclave of Goražde remained in the hands of the Bosniaks during the war, it was spared of the ethnic cleansing. Still the losses and suffering among the population of Goražde therefore was not less. The population after the war slowly climbed out of the depths of sorrow and suffering.
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During one of our visits to Goražde we visited the hospital. We had a guided tour with the director of the hospital. We have seen that there is a great shortage of all kinds of materials. There is a need for beds, appropriate mattresses, but also clothes for the staff, and linens for the beds.
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Recently, the Bosnian representative of our organization went to the retirement home in Goražde, and had tour by the management of this home. The inhabitants of the elderly home depend on gifts of family and volunteers. There is a lack of good mattresses and decent and matching beds. Also, walkers... Read more»
Currently as a foundation we are already busy collecting toys and toy animals for the children at Mjedenica. But also notebooks, crayons and other toys, we are currently engaging for this mission. We are planning a transport to Bosnia and Herzegovina in which all these goods will be is transported.... Read more»
Mjedenica school in Sarajevo has 166 mentally and physically handicapped children. Their age from 7 to 18 years, both boys and girls. Most of these children have no contact with their parents or family. Therefore during the holidays, it is especially important for this group of children to give... Read more»
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