Cross Border Return Program in Knin Area - 2

In the operation Storm of August 1995 some 120000 Croatian Serbs fled from their homes in Croatia to Serbian territory. Most of their livable houses have later been legally occupied by Bosnian Croat settlers, invited by the former Croat Government to occupy the empty properties. In 1998 Croatia launched a program for return and accommodation of IDPs, refugees and resettled persons. But many of the legal owners can not return because their property is destroyed, damaged or occupied by settlers.