How $10 of Supplies Saved My Life during the War: A Survivor’s Story

Today I sat down with my friend Amila to talk about her story growing up during the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia.  Amila and her family of 3 lived in Sarajevo for the entire siege. She was 13 when the war broke out. I’ll ask her to share her experience and insights to help others who might find themselves in a similar situation.

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8 Things You Only Know After You’ve Lived in a War Zone

We hear a lot of stories about soldiers who have gone through combat and everything they have learned. But what about all of the civilians? They didn’t get any physical and mental training for warfare. It is these civilians which suffer the brunt of the war as they just try to go on with their daily lives, trying to find food and water, stay clean… Here are what civilians who have survived wars – like the recent ones in Bosnia, Ukraine, and Sierra Leone — have learned from living in a war zone.

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