Security is usually defined as the condition of being protected from, or not exposed to, some danger or threat. Yet, life in Kosovo is a hard one. Apart from living with fear of losing jobs, or hardship in getting one, fear of political instability, ethnic tensions, fear from permanent poverty, lack of educational opportunity, and lack of and poor medical services, what makes Kosovars life even harder is, lack of strategic thinking and planning for long term periods, and how to overcome such obstacles.
Human security includes freedom from want and freedom from fear. This means the absence of hunger and illness as well as of violence and war. Human security places the individual rather than the state at the center of security considerations. Seventeen years after the conflict in Kosovo, these fears are vivid and people never felt more insecure.
For the full version of the chronicle: Healthcare in Kosovo