A memorial event to mark the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide will be held at the town hall on Saturday (July 11). 

On July 11, 1995, toward the end of Bosnia's 1992-95 war, Bosnian Serb forces swept into the eastern Srebrenica enclave, a U.N.-designated "safe haven."

They executed over 8,370 Muslim men and boys in the days that followed, dumping their bodies into mass graves.

Prime Minister David Cameron will reveal a further £1.2 million spending for the international commemoration to educate British students on the atrocities including educational trips to Bosnia.

At the event people can find out about the work of Remembering Srebrenica and pledge to raise awareness in the UK of the genocide and its consequences.

Remembering Srebrenica chairman Waqar Azmi said: "This year is the 20th anniversary of the genocide that occurred in Srebrenica - the single greatest atrocity committed on European soil since the Second World War and a brutal reminder of man's inhumanity to man.

"It is about honouring the victims and learning the lessons from the past to help illuminate the future by involving people of all faiths and non to help build a better, safer and cohesive society for all."

At 1pm a memorial exhibition will be held in Waltham Forest town hall in Forest Road, Walthamstow.

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