Years after the Bosnian conflict, refugees who have returned to their homes are still trapped between war and peace and suffering the devastating consequences of ethnic divisions.
Thousands of Kosovo Roma are still living as refugees in neighboring Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro, where they face the prospect of permanent statelessness, poverty and social exclusion.
At the upcoming donors conference, Montenegro will try to obtain funds for its most vulnerable refugees, says Zeljko Sofranac, director of the Bureau for the Care of Refugees.
As the world marks International Roma Day on April 8, the issue of Roma who fled from Kosovo to the Serbian capital remains a source of controversy.
Justice and reconciliation must not be delayed further in the region of the former Yugoslavia, and it is up to national governments to increase their efforts.
With both governments in principle in favor of a bilateral agreement to withdraw mutual genocide claims, prospects for an out-of-court settlement are improving.
Some 70,000 Serb refugees who were tenants rather than owners of properties in Croatia are locked in a protracted legal battle to regain their homes.
Bosniaks and Serbs divided over plans to revive the war-shattered municipality.