PBS NewsHour Weekend

Bosnians Still Reeling from War #842

Sunday, November 19, 05:00 pm on KPBS

Duration: 0:26:46

Description: More than 22 years after the end of the Bosnian war many of its citizens are still recovering from the brutal conflict. More than 400, 000 people, or 10 percent of the Bosnia and Herzegovina populace, suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, 60 percent of young people remain unemployed, and many of the war veterans who served during the bloody, three-year conflict are living below the poverty line. Next week, the International War Crimes Court at the Hague will issue a verdict against the Bosnian-Serb General Ratko Mladic, who is accused of ordering the 1995 massacre of about 9,000 men and boys at Srebrenica and the relentless bombardment of civilians in Sarajevo. But while his possible conviction may bring a feeling of resolution for some of the ethnic groups he allegedly targeted in Bosnia, the country remains fractured. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.


Broadcast In: English