Why World Vision is in Bosnia

Categorized as a fragile state, Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country scarred by war and slow economic development, further complicated by tension between ethnic groups. The complex political situation has hampered progress, and the unemployment rate of youth here is the highest in the world at 57.5%.

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With so much happening around the world, it can be hard to decide where your money can have the greatest impact. With your help through the Where Most Needed fund, we can respond quickly to urgent needs of the world's most vulnerable children and families. And, thanks to grant funds and donated products, your monthly gifts multiply 4 times in impact.

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Progress in Bosnia

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families.

Child Protection and Care

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

  • We promoted interaction, tolerance and reconciliation through a youth camp that engaged ethnically and geographically diverse adolescents through non-violent communication that enables them to be peacebuilders and catalysts for development. (Funded by USDOS)

Love of God and Neighbors

Children and families are growing spiritually, local churches are strengthened to demonstrate Christ's love in practical ways, and people are living at peace with their neighbors.

  • We worked with the Orthodox church to hold a lecture series, "Walking Toward the Truth", that more than 3,000 youth attended.
  • We worked with Catholic churches to enable nearly 500 youth and parents to participate in a workshop about preventing addiction. (Funded by USDOS)

Prayer Requests from Bosnia

World Vision's staff in Bosnia are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:

  • Pray for the healing of ethnic and faith divisions that still linger 20 years after war tore this country apart.


News from Bosnia