H2O KM Water for Zvezdan

Water is a common good and a fundamental human right. However, the reality is often very different. It takes an hour-long flight from Rome to discover that in civilized Europe, it should not be taken for granted. In Kosovo and Metohija, water remains a mirage, a privilege in some cases, an instrument of political struggle in others. In the independent Kosovo, built on the ruins of a humanitarian war, Serbian communities, victims of an intolerable apartheid, can almost never count on a regular water supply. The story of Zvezdan Arsić impressed us. We met him this summer when we visited his house in a village in Kosovo and Metohija. Zvezdan could not even water his garden, his only source of livelihood, because the water supply has been shut down! There are many who live like him. Reasons for such lives differ though…

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