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Provision of a motor-cultivator and attachments in support to an extremely vulnerable remainee family in Novi Grad

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2009/HWA/ IF-07

bosnoviH.C.,4 member family, a Bosniak minority remainee, living in very difficult economic and social situation. From 1985 to 1991, H.C. was working in Croatia while his family was in Bosanski Novi / Novi Grad. When he arrived to Novi Grad, his father got a stroke and the whole family decided not to go with other Bosniak who were living the town. In 1995 H.C. was taken to Sanski Most and Prijedor where he was kept in a concentration camp for 46 hours.Now, the municipality of Novi Grad has been in very serious financial situation and are not ready to provide any assistance to vulnerable families. The Centre for Social Work rejects to record this family as vulnerable as H.C. has no proven disability which would be basis for claiming him incapable of work. H.C., his wife and a son are registered with the Employment Bureau.

H.C. has heart problems, but has to do all the works in fields. He cultivates almost 30 dunums of land. The family had no agro-mechanization but had to work for cultivation services. They have a small stable and one cow-in-calf. They live on daily wages of H.C. and agricultural products that they produce. H.C. took a horse from his neighbor for three days to get some woods from forests, but he had to work for 8 days in his neighbor’s fields to pay it off. Last winter, H.C. daughter Romana and her uncle had an accident; they were hit by a train while crossing the railroad in a car. Since then she is under constant treatments and therapy. She is now attending the first grade of the high school, and often is absent because of severe headaches and back pain. H.C. had to borough money to buy shoes for his daughter Romana. As H.C. expressed great need to get a motor-cultivator with plough and mower attachments to cultivate their land and provide services to others UNHCR/HWA assisted the family with the motor-cultivator and attachments. 
This assistance is of great importance for this extremely vulnerable remainee family who are living on edge of existence without employment or income.
 
The number of primary beneficiaries supported by this project was 1 family / 4 persons. 

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