CARE will distribute 70 sleeping bags made by Association of women „Tragom tradicije“ („Tracing Tradition“) from Gračanica to migrants in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The sleeping bags will be distributed together with rucksacks with hygiene supplies, underwear, face masks and disinfection supplies.
Women from Gračanica self-organised recently to design and sow 160 low-cost sleeping bags for the migrants now living on the streets of Tuzla Canton. Their humanitarian action was supported by a local textile merchant who offered them materials at purchase prices. The initiative came after 1,300 migrants were left without shelter after the temporary closure of Camp “Lipa” in Bihać.
CARE initially ordered 70 sleeping bags that “Tracing tradition” was able to provide within two weeks. This is a continuation of cooperation CARE has with this Association of women. They have previously cooperated after the devastating floods that affected the Balkans in 2014.
Through these activities CARE continues to assist people on the move while supporting local organizations and groups of volunteers at the same time.
CARE has been assisting migrants in the region since 2015 by providing food, non-food winterization items and protection.