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29 Mar 2016 description
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Filed by: Kelly Montgomery
Digital Content Producer

Right now, close to 12,000 refugees are crowded at Greece’s border with Macedonia, waiting and hoping to be allowed safe passage as they flee towards the safety and promise of northern Europe.

Recently, the route north through the Balkans was officially closed — and now, refugees who flee across the sea risk being sent back as soon as they arrive. And so families already trapped in Greece wait, with children strapped to their backs and carrying few belongings, for a second chance at a more peaceful future.

01 Aug 2001 description
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Mercy Corps Assists the Displaced, Prepares for Contingencies

15 Jun 2001 description
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As thousands of families flee fighting in Macedonia, Mercy Corps and its local partners are providing critical aid to refugees entering neighboring Kosovo.

25 Jun 2000 description
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FACING THE WINTER: RELIEF TO RECOVERY
As winter arrives in the Balkans, Mercy Corps International is providing food, shelter and healthcare to refugees and returnees, while planting the seeds for future productivity and community rebuilding.

In Albania, Mercy Corps' programs focus on food delivery and shelter rehabilitation and repair. Programs include:

09 Aug 1999 description
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Recognizing the needs of the more than 164,000 Serbs leaving Kosovo, Mercy Corps in Macedonia is working with Voskresenie (Resurrection), a local NGO assisting Serbs in Bitola.

30 Jul 1999 description
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Refugees May Need Winter Shelter

26 Jul 1999 description
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Remaining Refugees Transferred to New Camp

16 Jul 1999 description
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Devastation to great inside Kosovo
Some of the Senokos refugee camp residents have returned to the camp after seeing the devastation inside Kosovo. One example is a 41 year old female who returned alone to her family's village to see the condition of their home.

The devastation was so great that they decided to return to Senokos camp to wait to be evacuated to a third country.

25 Jun 1999 description
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USAID's Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is estimating that 97,600 Kosovar refugees have returned to Kosovo from Macedonia - 15,200 in the last 24 hours.
That puts the number of refugees in Macedonia at 142,100 - approximately 64,000 in camps.

Current Camp Populations

Senokos: 3,843
Brazda: 11,300
Stenkovac II: 12,600
Bojane: 2,800
Neprosteno: 2,992
Radusa: 2,000
Cegrane: 27,656
Collective: 2,000

Field Talk: Kosovo

23 Jun 1999 description
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The USAID is Estimating that 18,000 Kosovar Refugees Have Left Macedonia for Kosovo in the Last 24 Hours.

23 Jun 1999 description
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Phase Two of Camp Will Close Tomorrow

13 Jun 1999 description
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Mercy Corps International Country Director Terry Heselius and a national staff member entered Kosovo this morning with the first convoy of international aid workers.

11 Jun 1999 description
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READY FOR THE RETURN

07 Jun 1999 description
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Talk to Kosovo Relief Workers - Mercy Corps is pleased to introduce a new feature allowing web site readers to contact relief workers involved in the Kosovo refugee crisis.

02 Jun 1999 description
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Clear Evidence of Torture and Starvation