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The Journey: Clickable guide: Refugee journeys
Intro | 1. Palestine/Israel | 2. Afghanistan | 3. Bosnia
4. Iraq | 5. Somalia | 6. Sierra Leone | 7. China | 8. Sri Lanka
Refugees from Bosnia-Hercegovina: 472,700
198,200 in Yugoslavia
66,700 in Austria
50,000 in Germany
52,800 in Sweden
27,300 in Denmark
Source: UNHCR 2000

Hundreds of thousands of Bosnians spilled into neighbouring European countries during the bloody inter-ethnic war of 1992-95. The Bosnian Serbs, under Radovan Karadzic, had a policy of "ethnic cleansing", forcing Bosnian Muslims and Croats out of Serb areas. There was bitter fighting, torture and rape. Since the Dayton peace accords that ended the war, Muslim refugees are starting to return, but 472,700 - including Serbs, Croats and Muslims - remain displaced.
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