Thursday, June 10, 1999 Published at 23:13 GMT 00:13 UK
Eyewitness: Inside Kosovo
Thousands of refugees are hiding in Kosovo's hills
The BBC's Paul Wood walked for 14 hours through the mountains of Kosovo to meet some of those forced from their homes.
Thousands of displaced Kosovo Albanians did not make it past the province's borders to Albania or Macedonia.
Many of those left inside Kosovo took to the high ground and are living in the open on the hills, as refugees in their own country.
Survival despite hardships
There is little food and no medicines, but people are surviving.
However, the children, in particular, show increasing signs of malnutrition.
Another, one of several born in the woods, is called 'Victory' in Albanian.
Her mother says that giving birth in the forest was sheer hell.
This encampment - one among hundreds - is just a few hours walk away from the refugees' towns and villages.
But they say the burned houses in nearby villages are evidence of the Serbian campaign to drive people away.
They attribute the damage to the actions of Serbian paramilitaries, not Nato, or the heat of conflict.
With most villages and nearby towns in the same state, Nato will find a land both deserted and devastated when its forces finally get there.