HC Deb 21 April 1999 vol 329 c576W
Mr. Keetch

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will estimate the number of refugees who have fled Kosovo in the past three weeks; and if she will make a statement. [80924]

Clare Short

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees over 660,000 people have left Kosovo in the last three weeks. Of these, 359,000 have found refuge in Albania, over 132,000 in Macedonia, 73,000 in Montenegro and over 32,000 in Bosnia. Over 15,000 of the refugees have been taken to countries outside the region including Turkey, Germany and Norway. And according to unconfirmed reports, some 50,000 people have moved from Kosovo to Serbia.

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