First humanitarian convoys entering the besieged city of Mostar in the war-year of 1992 in BiH, were marked with the logo of the German non-governmental organization, Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB). Helping poor, marginalized and vulnerable people, refugees, minorities, children, people with disabilities, victims of violence and all other people in need is the main pillar of ASB mission in the region of South East Europe.

Facts and figures

  • 350 successfully implemented humanitarian and developmental projects totaling over 175 million Euros.
  • 200 000 people assisted in 237 municipalities in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Albania were assisted by ASB.
  • 15 000 houses, apartments buildings, public institutions and hospitals (re)constructed
  • 60 000 refugees and migrants were distributed food, hygiene and clothes.
  • 20 000 persons were sheltered in two refugee centers constructed and equipped by ASB
  • 10 000 Roma persons now live in new or reconstructed homes by ASB.
  • 6000 flood affected citizens in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina received (re)construction of their damaged houses/apartments.
  • 1000 refugee families and internally displaced people from former Yugoslavia returned to their homes owing to ASB assistance.
  • 500 mine victims were assisted with income generating grants in order to start their businesses.
  • 359 flood affected enterprises and agriculture producers were able to revitalize their business activity owing to received grants.
  • 10 newly established returnee enterprises in Kosovo

The recognition of the ASB efforts and consequent impact in the Balkan region is confirmed beyond any doubt by the large spectrum of donors vesting their significant funds to ASB for implementation of numerous projects in the last twenty five years. Among them are: European Union Structures and international organizations (EC, ECHO, EAR, UNHCR; UNDP), bilateral international donors (Governments of Germany, USA, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Sweden, and Norway), bilateral regional donors (Governments of Croatia, BiH, Serbia and Kosovo), private donors and ASB itself.


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ASB is a German aid and welfare organisation, engaged in areas such as civil protection, rescue services and social welfare services. As a non-political organisation, ASB has, since its foundation in 1888, provided rapid and direct help to all those in need of our support.

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