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Srebrenica Widow To Get New Home After TV Appearance

Nezira Sulejmanovic stands in front of her damaged home near Srebrenica.
SARAJEVO -- A Bosnian woman whose husband and two sons were killed in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre is having her home rebuilt after a TV broadcast showed her difficult living situation, RFE/RL's Balkan Service reports.

Nezira Sulejmanovic returned to her severely damaged home in the eastern Bosnian village of Djogazi three years ago. She lives alone in the house with a leaky roof and had no running water or electricity.

TV Liberty, a weekly television program broadcast by RFE/RL in Bosnia-Herzegovina, last week aired a program about Sulejmanovic and her troubles.

The next day, she said, visitors arrived at her home offering help. They included workers from the U.S.-based Catholic Relief Service, who promised to fund the reconstruction of Sulejmanovic’s home.

"Thanks to the journalists, I will get a new house," Sulejmanovic told RFE/RL.