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IRC Kosovo Program Update

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International Rescue Committee (IRC) teams on site in Kosovo report that bone-chilling rains are signaling the start of a deadly winter for thousands of Albanian refugees who have begun to return to their former homes, many of which are in ruins. Another 30,000 citizens of Kosovo who have taken refuge in Albania are also in desperate circumstances.
Your support now can save many lives. Here are just a few examples of what your generous contribution can do to meet
immediate needs:
  • $250 could provide 10 pairs of boots
  • $500 could provide winter jackets and underwear for 25 children
  • $1,000 could provide desks, tables and a blackboard for one primary school
  • $2,500 can buy antibiotics to treat 250 children with bronchitis
  • $5,000 can provide materials for 100 community latrines
The needs of the refugees in Kosovo and Albania don't stop there. Food, blankets and cooking utensils, hammers, saws,
lumber and nails are all essential. Without your contributions now many may not make it through the winter. Please support the IRC's Winterization Program. Look into you heart and send a special donation today to:

Kosovo Relief Program
The International Rescue Committee
122 east 42nd Street
New York, NY 10168-1289


Sheppie Abramowitz - IRC Washington (202) 822-0043 Ext. 10

Ed Bligh - IRC New York (212) 551-3114

The International Rescue Committee is the leading nonsectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection and
resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict worldwide.

"I strongly appeal to each and everyone in the Albanian American community to help by giving to the IRC's Kosovo Program."
Dr. Sami Repishti, President, National Albanian American Council.