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Posted by on Sep 22, 2015 in All Episodes, Slovenia |

6. Reception, Acceptance and Sheltering of Refugees from Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 90s

6. Reception, Acceptance and Sheltering of Refugees from Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 90s

During the 90s war in the Balkans between 35 and 70 thousand refugees fled to Slovenia from the war areas, mainly Bosnia and Herzegovina. Slovenia provided them with basic care and enabled them survival away from the war zones, as dictated by international obligations and standards that Slovenia committed to. In the final broadcast of the Grundtvig project we have gathered the memories of Danijel Osmanagić and Anica Mikus Kos, president of the Slovenian Philanthropy, of how they remember the reception, acceptance and sheltering of until recently fellow citizens of Yugoslavia who became refugees in the 90s war turmoil in the Balkans. As the state of refugees in nowadays Europe is uncertain and the number of refugees is really high and seems uncontrollable in the eyes of European politicians, we have dedicated this broadcast to the memories of the past when giving basic care and enabling survival away from the war zones was possible for tens of thousands of refugees and that is in Slovenia only.