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02 Jul 1999 description

Agency Increases Activities in Kosovo

16 Jun 1999 description

Catholic Relief Services is one of only four humanitarian organizations to return to Kosovo with the first wave of NATO and UN troops. As a result of early action, the agency is now in position and arranging transportation and distribution of vital food for people living around Prizren and Pristina.

11 Jun 1999 description

CONTACT: Franne Van der Keilen - (410) 625-2220, ext. 3505 - fvander@catholicrelief.org
Tom Price - (410) 625-2220, ext. 3615 - tprice@catholicrelief.org

07 Jun 1999 description

New York, June 7, 1999 -- Today, the Executive Director of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) David Harris and the Director of Interreligious Affairs Rabbi James Rudin presented a check for $100,000 to Cardinal John O'Connor, Archbishop of New York, who accepted AJC's donation on behalf of Catholic Relief Services. Catholic Relief Services will allocate the donation to a school reconstruction project in western Macedonia.

28 May 1999 description

While the crisis in the Balkans remains severe and uncertain, Catholic Relief Services continues to address immediate needs of refugees and host communities as well as plan for the eventual refugee return to Kosovo. Bombs continue to rain on Serbia and the political tension is at an all time high since the War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague has indicted Yugoslav President Milosevic and four other top Yugoslavian officials.

07 May 1999 description

As the conflict in the Balkans rages on, Catholic Relief Services is providing for both the short-term and long-term needs of hundreds of thousands of refugees. Relief efforts in Albania, Macedonia, Bosnia and the Yugoslav republics of Montenegro and Serbia are straddling the daunting task of providing enough food and basic supplies to refugees while addressing the real psychological trauma facing the fleeing Kosovars. Below are highlights of this week's activities.

26 Apr 1999 description

by David Snyder, CRS Communications Associate

22 Apr 1999 description

Catholic Relief Services Helps Thousands in Need

05 Apr 1999 description

Catholic Relief Services' Current Response

30 Mar 1999 description

Baltimore, March 30, 1999 - As tens of thousands of refugees flee continued fighting in Kosovo, Catholic Relief Services is distributing food and hygiene packs to those crossing into Macedonia. Meanwhile in Albania, where an estimated 90,000 refugees have fled, relief workers are reporting even more critical needs. "The influx of refugees has been overwhelming," said Charles Juhn, a representative for Catholic Relief Services in Albania.