Sarajevo residents use anything they can find to collect
water from a stream running under "Sniper Alley", 1992.
During the siege of the city running water and electricity were scarce,
subject to being cut off by the besieging Bosnian Serbs.
ADVICE FOR SURVIVAL
To fetch the water, you would go to the brewery, at night to avoid
the shells. It was impossible to go during the day or in the early
morning. It was freezing, and your hands would go numb. When you came
home, you could not dry yourself. If someone carried four 5-litre
canisters attached to his back with a belt, he would come home with
his back wet. I made an iron rod and carried two canisters on each
rod, which means that I carried twenty litres of water.
Excerpt From: Sarajevo survivor testimonies from
OPSADA (The Siege) by FAMA International