UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt visited Bosnia and Herzegovina yesterday to highlight the issue of displaced persons. From 1992 to 1995, over 2.2 million people were forced out of their homes in the area, the largest displacement since World War II. Roughly 120,000 remain displaced.
According to UNHCR:
Looking to the future, [Jolie] noted that “Bosnia and Herzegovina now has the opportunity to move forward by ending displacement and further capitalizing on the EU [European Union] accession process. The local leadership has the ultimate responsibility to make choices to ensure that this will happen.”