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UN responding slowly to Kosovo refugee crisis

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7189.961 (Published 10 April 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:961
  1. James Ciment
  1. New York

    The flood of refugees leaving Kosovo is presenting the United Nations with the worst humanitarian crisis since the Rwandan genocide of 1994 and the worst in Europe since the years immediately after the second world war.

    While the numbers continue to swell—and are subject to dispute from various sources—the office of the UN secretary general believes that as many as 180000 ethnic Albanians had fled from …

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