Reference : V-P-RS-E-00060
Date : 25/09/2014
Country/Region : SERBIA
Caption : Belgrade. Dragica Deverdzic in the home where she has been staying since fleeing Kosovo in 1999. Dragica's husband, Rados and her son Misko were, according to Misko, "taken prisoners by the members of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA)", during the 1998-99 Kosovo conflict, when they drove their Albanian neighbors to safety. Her son 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 : 5616x3744
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour