czwartek, 4 października 2012

Tunnel of hope, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

There are some moments which we should never forget. There is a history which we should remember and in the same time, never let war happen again….

The war in Bosnia and Herzegovina took place between 1 March 1992 and 14 December 1995 and it was as a result of the breakup of Yugoslavia. On the beginning people thought that it’ll take only few days like it was in Slovenia… Conflict was much more longer, complicated and took too many lives….

If you have ever been in Sarajevo, you know that the city is situated in the valley and surrounded by mountains. The Serbs were already there two years before the war started.
The second half of 1992 and the first half of 1993 were the height of the siege of Sarajevo. It’s the time when no humanitarian help could enter to the city and Serbs controlled most of the major military positions.  People created a tunnel of hope. It helped supplies and weaponry reach the city's defenders, and enabled some inhabitants to leave. It’s said that tunnel saved Sarajevo.

According to the “Final report of the United Nations Commission of Experts established pursuant to security council resolution 780”, during the siege, 11,541 people lost their lives, including over 1,500 children. An additional 56,000 people were wounded, including nearly 15,000 children.

4 komentarze:

  1. I didn't know about this tunnel. What a dreadful war that was. This tunnel of hope gives me continued hope that in inevitable war there will always be courageous people who will fight against chaos.


  2. We didn't know about this tunnel either. Thank you for such an informative post.

  3. Dramatic history, I also didn't know about the tunnel.You did a great article thanks for all information!

  4. My brother was in the Marine Corp during that time and he was sent to Bosnia. He loved the people there. What a wonderful thing, the tunnel. If all people would work together and care for each other in the world, what a better place it would be to live.

    Wonderful post here.


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