Irvin Pekmez


9. April 2021.

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and other countries in the region there are several groups whose members have previous convictions or publicly repeat right-wing sentiments while being involved in humanitarian work. On their social media pages, they claim they are helping the most vulnerable in society. However, the fact that in the past they have frequently promoted right-wing symbols or pro-Russian stances makes them different from other humanitarian organisations. The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network has investigated the ways in which these groups use humanitarian work, their reasons for doing so and the potential consequences for local communities and the societies in which they are operating.