UK: extra extra funds to remember Srebrenica

Britain is ready to hold a number of memorial services marking the 20th anniversary of Srebrenica

UK: extra extra funds to remember Srebrenica

World Bulletin / News Desk

British government is going to spend additional £1.2m on the commemoration of the Srebrenica massacre to ensure "the events of that day are not forgotten". The £1.2m in new funding for Remembering Srebrenica is intended to keep the memory of the tragedy alive in the UK, in part by paying for educational visits for British children to Bosnia.

The new support for the charity Remembering Srebrenica comes at the start of a week of memorial services across the UK for the more than 8,000 Bosnians were slaughtered by Serbs 20 years ago.

The 20th anniversary marking services of Srebrenica will be held in England, Wales and Scotland.

On Monday, Prime minister Cameron is to host Bakir Izetbegovic, the Bosnian president, and representatives of the "Mothers of Srebrenica", an organization which united those who lost relatives in the massacre, in Westminster Abbey. On Wednesday, a memorial will be held in Cardiff, and on Friday memorial will be held in Edinburgh. Also the Princess Royal will travel to the site of the massacre in Bosnia for an international memorial on Saturday.

"The genocide that took place in Srebrenica 20 years ago is a stark reminder of the intolerance that exists in the world and why we must do all we can to confront it," Cameron said. "This funding will help to raise awareness of the victims and their families and ensure the events of that day are not forgotten. It also sends an important message to our communities, who have a part to play in ensuring we build a lasting legacy of inclusiveness."

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