Group 484 is a non-governmental organisation founded in 1995 tosupport the organisation of 484 refugee families who had found refuge in Serbia after fleeing Krajina and Operation “Storm” of the Croatian Army. Group 484 was named after these 484 families. The founder of Group 484 was Jelena Šantić, a renowned ballet dancer and peace activist, who was awarded the Pax Christi International Annual Peace Prize in 1996.
From an initial group of enthusiasts who provided humanitarian, psychosocial, legal and informative assistance to refugees from Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and later to displaced persons from Kosovo and Metohija (since 1999) and returnees from western Europe(since 2001), Group 484 has become a structured organisation using a systemic approach to the issues of forced migration and migration in general.
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