Serb leader Slobodan Milosevic blocked all roads leading to Sarajevo and shut down the airport. This move trapped about 400,000 Bosnian people and cut them off from food, water, medicine and electricity. For the residents who avoided death by ammunition, starvation posed an even greater danger.
UN officials stated that 7,272 FLIGHTS BROUGHT IN 81,948 TONS OF AID INTO SARAJEVO. HOWEVER, THE EFFORT WAS SUSPENDED BECAUSE OF THE AIRPORT CLOSINGS AND AIRLIFT SUSPENSIONS THAT RESULTED FROM SHELL