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 The main square in Karlovac with the transit camp at the back left
       
     
 The church by the side of the camp had been shelled just before I arrived. Shelling continued intermittently, generally at night. Children play in the foreground
       
     
 Keeping warm and waiting until they were offered a destination
       
     
 The old army barracks building in the main square of Karlovac
       
     
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 The building was semi-derelict and unheated
       
     
 Up to 30 people were housed in each room
       
     
 Children make the best of cramped dormitories
       
     
 The men spent their days in limbo - waiting for the next development
       
     
 Children, some orphaned, made the best of it
       
     
 There was no hot water and conditions were basic but everyone did their best to keep clean
       
     
D1_BOS Shaving in corridor 1 FS_001.jpg
       
     
 Although in theory it was a men only camp the Red Cross and the UN could not turn away families and displaced relatives
       
     
 There were 3 basic meals a day. Between times you waited and tried to keep warm. The walls were dripping with condensation
       
     
 The women worked hard to make the place livable
       
     
 Despite the poor conditions there was little trouble.
       
     
 Families queue patiently for food
       
     
 More waiting
       
     
 The highlight of the day for most
       
     
Food 2 wip.jpg
       
     
 Waiting
       
     
 ‘Traziti’ - missing
       
     
 Many had lost family
       
     
 Children kept themselves amused as best they could
       
     
 Under the release agreement from the Serb camps the men were to be evacuated to third countries
       
     
 Washing clothes was hard work with cold water
       
     
 The Australian delegation
       
     
 It was cold but tea was always available
       
     
 Doner countries offered places for refugees. The ranged from Malaysia, Australia to Norway and Canada. Even the UK took a few
       
     
 Men chopped firewood for the stoves
       
     
 Austria was a popular destination as the border was only 70 miles away and offered the possibility of returning easier after the war. Malaysia, a Muslim country, who were generous in their offers, was less popular for Bosnians who did not srtongly adhere to their, sometimes notional, faith
       
     
 More lists - Daily offers from donor countries were constantly scanned
       
     
BOS Men looking at paper FS_001.jpg
       
     
 Men wait by a small office where 2 Red Cross and 2 UNHCR personnel ran the camp
       
     
 More waiting and phone calls
       
     
 This woman’s husband had been killed in the camps. She was hoping to find a new life abroad but foreign placings were only available to the released men. Some countries would not immediately take dependents
       
     
 Each day new lists were published for resettlement. For some they were joining relatives - for some a shot in the dark. If you turned down one country you might have to wait a long time for another offer. The war was still going on and Karlovac was being shelled regularly while I was there
       
     
 On transportation days evacuees were given their accreditation and bussed to the airport at Zagreb
       
     
BOS Forlorn Boy in square Fs_001.jpg
       
     
 Whatever the future held it couldn’t be worse than Karlovac
       
     
 This man had managed to secure a new life for his family. Refugees, as now, were a big political issue in doner countries. Unattached men had the most options
       
     
 The evacuees had only what they could carry. The Serbs had destroyed, burnt or taken over their property and land and expelled them from Bosnia
       
     
BOS Boy with headband FS_001.jpg
       
     
 Buses to Zagreb airport and a new future
       
     
cover shot wip.jpg
       
     
+++++statement wip.jpg
       
     
 The main square in Karlovac with the transit camp at the back left
       
     

The main square in Karlovac with the transit camp at the back left

 The church by the side of the camp had been shelled just before I arrived. Shelling continued intermittently, generally at night. Children play in the foreground
       
     

The church by the side of the camp had been shelled just before I arrived. Shelling continued intermittently, generally at night. Children play in the foreground

 Keeping warm and waiting until they were offered a destination
       
     

Keeping warm and waiting until they were offered a destination

 The old army barracks building in the main square of Karlovac
       
     

The old army barracks building in the main square of Karlovac

==front door 7.jpg
       
     
 The building was semi-derelict and unheated
       
     

The building was semi-derelict and unheated

 Up to 30 people were housed in each room
       
     

Up to 30 people were housed in each room

 Children make the best of cramped dormitories
       
     

Children make the best of cramped dormitories

 The men spent their days in limbo - waiting for the next development
       
     

The men spent their days in limbo - waiting for the next development

 Children, some orphaned, made the best of it
       
     

Children, some orphaned, made the best of it

 There was no hot water and conditions were basic but everyone did their best to keep clean
       
     

There was no hot water and conditions were basic but everyone did their best to keep clean

D1_BOS Shaving in corridor 1 FS_001.jpg
       
     
 Although in theory it was a men only camp the Red Cross and the UN could not turn away families and displaced relatives
       
     

Although in theory it was a men only camp the Red Cross and the UN could not turn away families and displaced relatives

 There were 3 basic meals a day. Between times you waited and tried to keep warm. The walls were dripping with condensation
       
     

There were 3 basic meals a day. Between times you waited and tried to keep warm. The walls were dripping with condensation

 The women worked hard to make the place livable
       
     

The women worked hard to make the place livable

 Despite the poor conditions there was little trouble.
       
     

Despite the poor conditions there was little trouble.

 Families queue patiently for food
       
     

Families queue patiently for food

 More waiting
       
     

More waiting

 The highlight of the day for most
       
     

The highlight of the day for most

Food 2 wip.jpg
       
     
 Waiting
       
     

Waiting

 ‘Traziti’ - missing
       
     

‘Traziti’ - missing

 Many had lost family
       
     

Many had lost family

 Children kept themselves amused as best they could
       
     

Children kept themselves amused as best they could

 Under the release agreement from the Serb camps the men were to be evacuated to third countries
       
     

Under the release agreement from the Serb camps the men were to be evacuated to third countries

 Washing clothes was hard work with cold water
       
     

Washing clothes was hard work with cold water

 The Australian delegation
       
     

The Australian delegation

 It was cold but tea was always available
       
     

It was cold but tea was always available

 Doner countries offered places for refugees. The ranged from Malaysia, Australia to Norway and Canada. Even the UK took a few
       
     

Doner countries offered places for refugees. The ranged from Malaysia, Australia to Norway and Canada. Even the UK took a few

 Men chopped firewood for the stoves
       
     

Men chopped firewood for the stoves

 Austria was a popular destination as the border was only 70 miles away and offered the possibility of returning easier after the war. Malaysia, a Muslim country, who were generous in their offers, was less popular for Bosnians who did not srtongly adhere to their, sometimes notional, faith
       
     

Austria was a popular destination as the border was only 70 miles away and offered the possibility of returning easier after the war. Malaysia, a Muslim country, who were generous in their offers, was less popular for Bosnians who did not srtongly adhere to their, sometimes notional, faith

 More lists - Daily offers from donor countries were constantly scanned
       
     

More lists - Daily offers from donor countries were constantly scanned

BOS Men looking at paper FS_001.jpg
       
     
 Men wait by a small office where 2 Red Cross and 2 UNHCR personnel ran the camp
       
     

Men wait by a small office where 2 Red Cross and 2 UNHCR personnel ran the camp

 More waiting and phone calls
       
     

More waiting and phone calls

 This woman’s husband had been killed in the camps. She was hoping to find a new life abroad but foreign placings were only available to the released men. Some countries would not immediately take dependents
       
     

This woman’s husband had been killed in the camps. She was hoping to find a new life abroad but foreign placings were only available to the released men. Some countries would not immediately take dependents

 Each day new lists were published for resettlement. For some they were joining relatives - for some a shot in the dark. If you turned down one country you might have to wait a long time for another offer. The war was still going on and Karlovac was being shelled regularly while I was there
       
     

Each day new lists were published for resettlement. For some they were joining relatives - for some a shot in the dark. If you turned down one country you might have to wait a long time for another offer. The war was still going on and Karlovac was being shelled regularly while I was there

 On transportation days evacuees were given their accreditation and bussed to the airport at Zagreb
       
     

On transportation days evacuees were given their accreditation and bussed to the airport at Zagreb

BOS Forlorn Boy in square Fs_001.jpg
       
     
 Whatever the future held it couldn’t be worse than Karlovac
       
     

Whatever the future held it couldn’t be worse than Karlovac

 This man had managed to secure a new life for his family. Refugees, as now, were a big political issue in doner countries. Unattached men had the most options
       
     

This man had managed to secure a new life for his family. Refugees, as now, were a big political issue in doner countries. Unattached men had the most options

 The evacuees had only what they could carry. The Serbs had destroyed, burnt or taken over their property and land and expelled them from Bosnia
       
     

The evacuees had only what they could carry. The Serbs had destroyed, burnt or taken over their property and land and expelled them from Bosnia

BOS Boy with headband FS_001.jpg
       
     
 Buses to Zagreb airport and a new future
       
     

Buses to Zagreb airport and a new future