Safet Vukalić was saved from a concentration camp by his mother, who said he was too young to go “with the men”. Safet came to the UK as a refugee and has courageously shared his story.
Jovan Divjak was a Commander of the Territorial Defence in Sarajevo when the war in Bosnia began. In April 1992, he stayed in Sarajevo to be part of the multi-ethnic ABiH, defending the city and its civilians.
Nusreta Sivac was of 37 women taken to the infamous Omarska camp in Prijedor, and subjected to unimaginable sexual violence. Nusreta has bravely spoken out about her experience and encouraged others to do the same.
Predrag Pašić was an international footballer before the war. When Bosnian Serb forces surrounded Sarajevo, he had the choice to leave the besieged city. Instead, he chose to stay and to set up a football school for children of all faiths and ethnicities.
Zoran Mandlbaum was one of the last people to cross the Mostar bridge before it was destroyed, whilst bringing aid to the Muslims trapped on the East bank of the city.
Elvisa Avdić was ten years old when the war broke out. Having fled to Srebrenica, she was one of the last to leave Potočari when Bosnian Serb forces took the town. Elvisa returned to Srebrenica after the war and courageously spoke out about being a child survivor of genocide.
Raised with stories of the heroism of her father, a human rights activist murdered in World War II, when war came again to Stolac, Fadila followed in his footsteps, courageously saving her Serb neighbours from the Croat soldiers.
Hasan Nuhanović was a translator for the UN when Serb forces took Srebrenica in July 1995. Forced to translate the order to send his family away, he never saw them again. He has dedicated his life to seeking truth and justice.
It probably wouldn’t be stretching the truth to state that Dr Ilijaz Pilav was the last man to leave Srebrenica. Forcing his injured patients into the care of unwilling UN staff, the doctor ran back to the post office to make a last ditch attempt to radio Sarajevo for help. As he raced across the […]
Kadefa shares her story of surviving the genocide with two young children while her husband and 20 close relatives were murdered.
At the age of 15, 'Mirsada' was imprisoned in a rape camp as part of the campaign of 'ethnic cleansing' taking place across Bosnia. She has shown incredible courage to survive, raise a family and now tells us her story.
Lejla Damon was born on Christmas day in war-torn Bosnia in 1992. Like thousands of other women, Lejla’s birth mother had been repeatedly raped as part of an ethnic cleansing regime orchestrated by the Bosnian Serb army. Many children born of rape during the Balkan conflict have grown up isolated and rejected from society. But […]
Today almost 90 % of the victims of the #Srebrenica genocide have been identified. Irrefutable evidence of their identity also helped secure the rights to justice of many female survivors. ICMP receives voluntary donations for its work.
#DNADay19 20 years ago in 1999 @ICMP made a revolutionary decision to apply the use of forensic genetics to large scale #missingpersons cases following conflict and human rights abuses - the result exceeded our expectations.
Hear @Nigel_Osborne_ ‘s Bosnian Voices -songs of Bosnian children & adults, mostly from Srebrenica
& its region about their lives; Affirmation of the women’s dignity
& resilience; Children, who in spite of everything, have not forgotten who they are.
Our theme of 'Bridging the Divide: Confronting Hate' will shine a light on the stories of people who have dedicated themselves to challenging those who wish to sow division, such as the pupils of Jajce who fought against the system of ethnic segregation in their school.