Thursday, April 29, 1999 Published at 17:59 GMT 18:59 UK
Refugees 'starved out of Kosovo'
The UN says refugees are telling them they have been barred from food supplies
Refugees are arriving in Macedonia with accounts of Serb moves to starve them out of their homes in Kosovo according to officials with the UN World Food Programme (WFP).
The UN agency says it has also been getting repeated reports that in some parts of Kosovo the police are preventing those with Albanian names on their identity cards from buying food.
The BBC correspondent in Macedonia, Paul Wood, says it is unclear how widespread or reliable these allegations are. Refugees he spoke to did not make this complaint.
Meanwhile, an estimated 5,000 more refugees have arrived in Macedonia putting further strain on already overcrowded camps.
Thousands more expected
Tens of thousands more refugees are thought to be on their way.
Our correspondent says the Macedonian government, faced with an increasingly restive ethnic Slav population, has repeated demands for western governments to do more to share the refugee burden.