HUMANITARIAN AID DISTRIBUTION PROCESS// 07. 1992. • FIKRET MUJEZINOVIC// LOCAL COMMUNITY OF KOSEVSKO BRDO
ORAL HISTORY - INTERVIEW
ORAL HISTORY - TRANSCRIPT
Local community of Kosevsko Brdo
HUMANITARIAN AID DISTRIBUTION PROCESS
‘For every 200 or so inhabitants there was one commissioner. And they would keep evidence on those apartments, on who came in regularly to register in order to get humanitarian aid. In the beginning humanitarian aid was good. You could live on it more or less. But later on it began to decline. And the people who did get aid didn’t have anything to cook on. They didn’t have anything to burn, they had no electricity and there was no water. Cooking the food was a general problem. So they were all too happy if they were able to join the public kitchen that we organized among ourselves. The lists went through the community centers and were verified at the district office. There was also the problem of people who had signed up at two or three community centers. In order to receive humanitarian aid at two or three community centers.’
If you are well connected, travel with help of UNPROFOR, Caritas, Adra, Red Cross, Dobrotvor. Their journey lasts between forty-five to eighty days. Their content is conditioned by the fierce rules of the aggressor. The weight cannot be over 24 kilos, it can’t contain meat, vegetables, cans. It happens sometimes that instead of the expected package with food, one receives a piece of a uniform, or stones. More valuable packages don’t reach their destination.