Healing Hearts, Kosovo, Prishtina, Kosovo (Yugoslavia)
For the last several years, the Healing Hearts team has been working with the victims of the breakup of the former Yugoslavia. They began their work in this region in 1995, while the wars in Bosnia and Croatia were still raging. In September 1999, just two months after the NATO bombing stopped the war in Kosovo, at great personal risk, the Healing Hearts team began regular visits to Kosovo from their former base in central Bosnia. In August 2000, they moved fulltime into Kosovo.
The activities of Healing Hearts include working with children traumatized as a result of ethnic conflict. They report:
“For the most part, the orphanages are home to children who have lost either one or both parents in the war. Unlike orphans in most countries, all these children lost their parents around the same time and under horrible circumstances. Many suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and extreme fear.”
"Although the war in Bosnia is over, the pain and suffering that it has left in its wake continues to haunt the population-adults and children alike. With very few people having employment, it is difficult for them to view the future optimistically. Our goal is to instill hope for a better tomorrow, and a belief that in spite of their difficulties, God still loves them.”
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