§ Lord Kennet
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many refugees there are in the former Yugoslavia; what is (a) their official nationality and (b) their religion and/or ethnic origin; from where they have been expelled, and by whom; and whether it is NATO's intention that they should all be helped and escorted to return to their ancestral homes; and if so, at whose expense. [HL2222]
§ Baroness Amos:
There are currently some 1.8 million refugees and displaced persons in the former Yugoslavia. En addition there may be between 350,000 to 800,000 displaced within Kosovo. It is difficult to be precise about nationality, ethnicity or religious background. It is the aim of the international community enshrined in the Dayton Peace Agreement that all those who wish to return to their homes should be able to do so. Many have done so, often with international assistance, but many still of those who wish to return have not yet been able to do so.