Analysis of Refugee situation in Sarajevo in Bosnia Herzegovina. 15.05.2018

Bosnia Herzegovina has become the new route for refugees trying to reach Europe. An analysis of the situation can be found on the updated page Refugee Situation.

Aid collection for refugee support in Bosnia Herzegovina (14 May 2018)

English text below.

Dragi prijatelji,
potrebna nam je vaša pomoć u prikupljanju sredstava za izbjeglice koje avakodnevno pristižu iz Sirije u Sarajevo. Mnogi danima nisu ništa jeli, nemaju na čemu spavati niti se pokriti. Tu su mnoge majke sa bebama i malom djecom kojima je potrebna vaša pomoć.
Ako ste u mogućnosti i imate viška ćebe, vreću za spavanje, šatore, lijekove, hranu i mlijeka za beba, novac, sve ce im dobro doći. Sva sredstva ce se prikupljati u prostorijama Omladinskog Centra Gornji Vakuf – Uskoplje i Hostel Balkanarama – Mostar od danas 14. 05.2018.
Pokažimo da imamo razumjevanja i dobro srce! Hvala!

BAB now has two collection points for aid in Bosnia Herzegovina. We will organize transportation to Sarajevo.

Omladinski centar in Gornji Vakuf Uskoplje and Balkanarama hostel in Mostar. Financial support can be sent through our website.

Everything is needed but for now main items are:
Tents.
Sleeping bags.
Blankets.
Baby food.
Baby bottles.
Shoes and trainers. All sizes.
Wet wipes.
Cotton wool.
Sanitizer.
Nappies.
Sanitary products for women.
Soap.
Toothpaste.
Toothbrushes.

Refugee support in Bosnia Herzegovina. (14 May 2018)

(English)

Our team of experienced volunteers have now arrived in Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina. We will start volunteering in the next days. As you can see from this picture there are already people who need food and support. We still need more funds and the more funding means the more we can help. Our volunteers are all self funding (we all pay our own travel, food and accommodation costs), so any money you give goes directly to helping people.
Please donate and spread the word.

(Bosnian)

Naš tim iskusnih volontera je stigao u Sarajevo, Bosna i Hercegovina. Sa volontiranjem počinjemo idućih dana. Kako vidite sa fotografije, već ima ljudi kojima je potrebna hrana i podrška. Još uvijek nam treba više sredstava, jer više sredstava znači da možemo više pomoći. Naši volonteri sami sebe finansiraju (sami plaćamo svoj prevoz, smještaj i hranu), tako da sav novac koji donirate ide direktno za pomoć ljudima.
Molimo donirajte i proširite vijest.

Refugee support and start of BAB projects. (5th May 2018)

(English)
After months of preparing, fund raising and organizing we are extremely happy to announce our projects are about to start. Next week we will be sending a team of experienced volunteers to Sarajevo to support local NGOs helping refugees. We will partner and support Pomozi.ba and the amazing work they are doing. We will probably assist and support more local NGOs, volunteers and Sarajevo people who are so kindly helping these strangers from around the world who have turned up on the doorstep of their city. Thanks to everyone who has been supporting us and donating. It goes without saying more funds are needed as always with this kind of work. Thanks again and we will keep you updated.
(Bosnian)
Nakon mjeseci priprema, prikupljanja fondova i organiziranja, izuzetno smo sretni što vas možemo obavijestiti da naš projekat počinje. Sljedeće sedmice šaljemo tim iskusnih volontera u Sarajevo, kao podršku domaćim nevladinim organizacijama koje pomažu izbjeglicama. Radićemo u partnerstvu sa Pomozi.ba i podržati nevjerovatan posao koji obavljaju. Pomagaćemo, vjerovatno, i druge organizacije, volontere i ljude Sarajeva koji velikodušno pomažu strancima iz cijelog svijeta koji su se pojavili na pragu njihovog grada.
Hvala svima koji su nam pomogli, podrškom ili finansijski.
Nije potrebno naglašavati da je uvijek potrebno više sredstava u ovakvom radu. Hvala još jednom i nastavićemo vas obavještavati o napretku.
 
 

Big massive thankyou. (30 April 2018)

(English)

Thankyou to everyone who made our fundarising event in Berlin on the 27th April such a wonderfull event.
A super special thanks to the two amazing bands Shipwreck Rats and Gutter Romance for their great performences. Also thanks to the helpers on the night. You all made it a great evening and thanks to all the lovely people who came. Your support makes such a difference.

(Bosnian)

Hvala svima koji su doprinijeli da naš događaj prikupljanja sredstava u Berlinu 27. aprila bude tako uspješan. Super veliko hvala ide za dva odlična benda Shipwreck Rats i Gutter Romance na njihovim odličnim izvedbama. Svi ste zaslužni za divno veče i hvala svim divnim  ljudima koji su došli. Vaša podrška zaista donosi veliku promjenu.

Fund Raising event at the Tree in Berlin, Germany. 27 April 2018. (posted 20 April).

On Friday the 27th April we will be holding a fundraising event in Berlin at the infamous tree. Doors open at 20.00. It is free, but we will be asking for donations and refreshments will be able to be donated for.

We have two amazing bands playing:

http://www.shipwreckrats.com/

https://gutterromance.bandcamp.com/

Come along and bring your friends. There will be surprises and more for your enjoyment.

Project at the children’s home in Mostar (June 2018) posted 14 April 2018.

English, Bosnian below. 

We are happy to announce another volunteer who is joining BAB for our project at the children’s home in Mostar. She has so many skills, but one specialty is painting murals with children and teenagers and we plan to make an amazing and colorful painting together at the children’s home.
This project is growing and we will be offering circus training, art workshops, sports and more. Artists from around the world will also be coming to decorate the buildings.
Big thanks to the amazing team of volunteers who coming together to bring happiness for these children and teenagers. Everyone is totally self funding, but we are fundraising to cover the costs of materials. If you want to help please get in contact.

Drago nam je objaviti da nam se u BAB projektu za dječiju kuću u Mostaru priključila još jedna volonterka. Ona je svestrana, ali joj je posebna specijalnost slikanje murala sa djecom i mladima i planira upravo to i uraditi i Dječijoj kući.
Ovaj projekat raste, i omogućit će cirkuski trening, umjetničke radionice, sport i mnogo više. Umjetnici iz cijelog svijeta dolaze da ukrašavaju zgrade.
Veliko hvala nevjerovatnom timu volontera i volonterki, koji se ujedinjuju kako bi djeci i mladima donijeli radost. Svako/a od njih sam/a sebe finansira u potpunosti, ali sredstva prikupljamo za materijale. Ako želite pomoći, javite nam se.

Street Art Festival (June), Mostar, Bosnia Herzegovina 2018 (Posted 10 April 2018)

We have some sad news, but also some good news. Our street artist OKIDOKI, who was our first Berlin based artist to take part in the Mostar street art festival last year, due to a serious back injury can no longer take part in this years project. We wish him a speedy recovery and maybe he can join us again next year.
But our other amazing artist Ale Senso has confirmed and is probably going to create two paintings, one of which may be an entire building in the center of the divided city. Here is some pictures of her absolutely amazing art.
BAB as well as continuing to work in supporting and connecting people will also continue in creating and supporting the arts within communities and the reclaiming of community space.

Imamo neke loše, ali i neke dobre novosti. Naš ulični umjetnik, koji je bio naš prvi berlinski umjetnik učesnik Uičnog art festivala u Mostaru prošle godine, zbog ozbiljne povrede leđa ne može učestvovati u projektu ove godine. Želimo mu brz oporavak i možda nam se priključi ponovo iduće godine!
Ali je naša druga čudesna umjetnica, Ale Senso, potvrdila svoje učešće i vjerovatno će raditi dvije slike, od kojih će jedna, moguće, biti cijela zgrada u centru podijeljenog grada. Ovdje su i slike nekih od njenih apsolutno fenomenalnih umjetnina.
BAB će, osim što podržava i povezuje ljude, nastaviti stvarati i podržavati umjetnost u zajednicama i tražiti zajedničke prostore.

Refugee situation. BAB May 2018 response. (English/Bosnian) 06.04.2018

We will be sending an emergency response team to Bosnia Herzegovina at the start of May 2018, to provide support to the unfolding refugee crises that is starting to happen there. Our experienced team will be mobile and ready to help in various projects and systems of support. We need your help financially to hire a van or minibus to be able to deliver aid to refugees and provide transport for people who need medical care. We also intend to become an information provider for volunteers and NGOs that wish to assist. Contact us if you want to volunteer or help.

Šaljemo tim za hitnu podršku u Bosnu u Hercegovinu početkom maja 2018, kao pomoć u izbjegličkoj krizi koja tamo počinje. Naš tim iskusnih volontera će biti mobilan i spreman za podršku najrazličitijim projektima. Potrebna nam je vaša finansijska pomoć da unajmimo kombi ili minibus, kako bismo mogli dostavljati pomoć izbjeglicama ili prevoziti one kojima bude potrebna medicinska pomoć. Namjeravamo, takođe, da postanemo centar informacija za nevladine organizacije koje žele pomoći. Kontaktirajte nas ako želite volontirati ili pomoći.

Land mines and un-exploded ordinance in Bosnia Herzegovina. 4 April 2018

Here is link to a website giving more information about the dangers in BiH. A general rule is always stick to pathways and never walk in long grass or abandoned buildings.

http://www.bhmac.org/?lang=en