Reference : V-P-RS-E-00058
Date : 27/06/2014
Country/Region : SERBIA
Caption : Belgrade. The Deverdzic family's patron saint, one of the few items they brought with them when they fled Kosovo to Belgrade, which now hangs in the home where they have been staying since 1999. Rados Deverdzic and his son, Misko were, according to Misko, “taken prisoners by the members of KLA” during the 1998-99 Kosovo conflict, when they drove their Albanian neighbors to safety. Misko was found alive, but Rados was never seen again. The family left Kosovo at the end of the conflict in fear for their safety.
Photographer : COHEN, Nadia Shira
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Fourteen years after the conflict, in central and northern Serbia there are roughly 88,000 internally displaced Serbs from Kosovo, many of whom still live in collective centers, or occupied housing, and receive little assistance. Kosovo was their place of birth and for many, the place that they only ever knew until the conflict of 1998-99 when many had to leave. Some still have houses in Kosovo, but their return remains uncertain. Some lost relatives during the conflict and a number of them are still waiting to learn about the fate of their missing loved ones.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3744x5616
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : colour