Children Killed in 1991-95 War Commemorated in Slavonski Brod

By 12 June 2022

ZAGREB, 11 June, 2022 - Parents and families of children killed in the 1991-95 Homeland War and delegations of public institutions and associations on Saturday gathered in Slavonski Brod to pay tribute to children killed in the war.

The event was organised by the Federation of Associations of the Civilian Victims of the Homeland War, whose president Juliana Rosandić said that 402 children had been killed in the 1990s war.

Slavonski Brod was chosen to host today's commemoration because 28 children had been killed during the war there.

Rosandić said that the first decisions on civilian war victim status, based on the new law on the civilian victims of the Homeland War, had begun to be issued.

"They are being issued slowly due to the legal obligation to check each request for the status of civilian war victim, but the process has finally started," she said.

The Federation will now focus on finally having those responsible for the suffering of civilians in the 1990s war identified, she said.

"The exact number of civilian victims in Croatia is not known because the administration does not have those data... we hope those responsible for their suffering will be identified, but that is not in our hands. Someone must answer for all these children," Rosandić said.