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Croatia: Remaining 11,500 IDPs put off from returning by poor economic conditions

The official number of internally displaced people (IDPs) in Croatia has fallen significantly since the armed hostilities between the Croat majority and the Serb minority ended in 1995. In April 2004, the government reported that 11,493 people remained in a situation of internal displacement, including 9,791 ethnic Croats and 1,702 ethnic Serbs.

27 May 2004 | Overview

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Croatia

The official number of internally displaced people (IDPs) in Croatia has fallen significantly since the armed hostilities between the Croat majority and the Serb minority ended in 1995. In April 2004, the government reported that 11,493 people remained in a situation of internal displacement, including 9,791 ethnic Croats and 1,702 ethnic Serbs. These figures disguise a huge disparity in return patterns between ethnic Serbs and Croats. While most of the 220,000 ethnic Croats displaced by the conflict have returned, only one third of the over 300,000 ethnic Serb IDPs and refugees have been able to do so.

27 May 2004 | Country Profile

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