1996 News Story

Kingdom assists Bosnian refugees to return home

In compliance with the instructions of Prince Salman Bin Abdul Aziz, Governor of Riyadh Province and Chairman of the Supreme Commission for Collection of Donations for Bosnian Muslims, and within the framework of a program financed by the Commission in cooperation with the Bosnian immigration authorities, the fourth batch of Bosnian refugees from Turkey, numbering about 140, returned to Sarajevo yesterday, with a fifth batch expected on Thursday.   The ambitious program, set up two years ago, is designed to transport a total of 100,000 refugees back home to their towns and villages in the Republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina.  Thousands of Bosnians have already returned from refugee camps in Croatia, Macedonia, and Slovenia, as well as from Turkey.