For nearly three years the NJCRAC has been actively opposed to the blatant Serbian aggression in Bosnia. Since the brutal war began some 200,000 Bosnians have been killed, and over a million have been forced from their homes. For two years Serb forces have been bombarding Bosnian cities, including areas designated by the United Nations as safe havens. The situation in Bosnia is difficult, complicated and confusing, yet it is clear that ethnic cleansing and systematic rape and forced relocations must be stopped once and for all.

 

It is equally clear that the international community has been slow to implement any concrete actions that could possibly bring an end to the carnage and suffering. The arms embargo, originally designed to minimize the conflict, has left a sorely underequipped Bosnia-Herzegovina at the mercy of larger and much better equipped Serbian forces. United Nations designated “safe areas” have provided little refuge for Bosnians. Shelling has continued and UN peacekeeping forces often have been obstructed in their efforts to deliver humanitarian aid to these areas.

 

The NJCRAC calls upon the United States government to take action to end the brutality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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