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Wednesday, March 31, 1999 Published at 21:53 GMT 22:53 UK


World: Europe

Fleeing Kosovo: Images of the refugee crisis

Refugees mass on the border with Macedonia, waiting to be registered

Tides of refugees from Kosovo are still hoping to cross over into neighbouring Macedonia, Albania and Montenegro, as aid agencies struggle to help those who have already found sanctuary there.


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Truckloads of Kosovo Albanians wait at Kukes in northern Albania to be taken to the capital, Tirana.


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Refugees wait to cross into Albania after the authorities decided to register all those displaced from Kosovo - a change of policy reported to have caused a back-up of refugees some miles long.


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Some 2,000 Kosovo Albanians sought shelter at the Piscine refugee camp in Tirana.


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Children and adults alike at the Piscine camp sort through clothes donated by the Red Cross.


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While at Schiphol airport in the Netherlands, staff from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees prepare another aid shipment bound for the Albanian capital.


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Refugees take donated beds into the camp at Rakovica, 16km west of Sarajevo.


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Two Muslim refugees from Yugoslavia consume humanitarian aid distributed at the Rakovica camp. Since Nato air strikes began, up to 6,000 Muslims have fled to Bosnia, joining the 10,000 Kosovo Albanians already there.



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