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Relatives of victims of the 1995 genocide in Srebrenica are waling in front of the former UN barracks in Potocari, the place where thousands of Bosniaks tried to seek shelter from Bosnian Serb forces under Ratko Mladic. The UN was not able to protect the refugees who were take away by paramilitars and army personal to be executed. 8.372 people were killed after the enclave of Srebrenica fell, nearly all of the unarmed civililans who were systemetically executed.
Bosnian women are mourning prior to the mass burial in Potocari during the 19th annual commemoration of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide. In the back the men are praying in front of the coffins of 175 newly identified victims found in mass graves all over the country.
Relatives of Nermin and Samir Selimovic are burying the coffins of the then 19 and 23 year old boys during the 19th anniversary of the annual commemoration of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide.
Coffins with victims of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide are burried during the 19th annual commemoration in Potocari.
LANDMINES are the seeds of war that lay hidden underground. Years after the soldiers have gone home a child will step on one and be killed or maimed permanently. Removing mines alternate between the sophisticated, like these de-mining vehicles from Mechem in South Africa to the slow manual, dangerous way - by hand. In Quito in Angola the ICRC runs this important prosthesis centre. Most of the victims of land mines around Quito are small children.