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11 Jan 2002 description

The U.S. National Intelligence Council (NIC) has released a report identifying 20 humanitarian emergencies worldwide, affecting approximately 42 million people. "Global Humanitarian Emergencies: Trends and Projections, 2001-2002" predicts that the international community will continue to respond and provide aid to these countries, but that resources will remain below needs.

21 Jun 1999 description

Ethnic Albanians begin their return home.
Kosovo -- "As peace gains a foothold, the crisis here changes but continues," cautions Vitali Vorona, Church World Service representative in the Balkans.

On the roads into Kosovo, scenes of joy are tempered with the harsh reality of homes destroyed, family members lost, and lives changed forever.

In the weeks and months ahead nearly 1,000,000 ethnic Albanians will attempt to return to their homes and communities