The canton Sarajevo has awarded Michael the honorary citizenship. The document hast been officially and in place of given to the German Embassy in Sarajevo during the so-called „Days of the canton Sarajevo“, usually taking place beginning of May.
The capital of Bosnia and Herzegowina is thus recognizing his efforts for victims of war in the 1990s. Michael was then supporting several relief actions for children utilated at accidents with landmines, and visited the city of Sarajevo several times.
The official statement reads: „After the war Michael Schumacher has on his own initiative organized and financed the care of injured children, showing an extraordinary commitment in the field of humanity and understanding between peoples.“