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Sunday, April 18, 1999 Published at 15:50 GMT 16:50 UK


World: Europe

Kosovo refugees reach France and Belgium


France and Belgium have begun receiving refugees from the conflict in Kosovo.

A military aircraft has landed at Lyon carrying more than one-hundred-and-forty refugees from a camp in Macedonia.

In Belgium, a plane full of refugees, many of them children, landed at a military airbase near Brussels.

Both countries are expecting more aircraft in the next few hours.

The flights are being organised by the United Nations refugee agency, the UNHCR.

More than ten-thousand refugees from Kosovo are already in Germany.

From the newsroom of the BBC World Service



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