Melentie Pandilovski on Thu, 1 Apr 1999 13:15:15 +0100


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Forwarded by Melentie Pandilovski <mpandil@soros.org.mk>
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 From: MCMS/MCIC <mcms@informa.mk>

INFORMATION ON THE SITUATION IN MACEDONIA
01.04.1999


Refugees
Yesterday, on the Government press-conference the official number of 
refugees was released. It has reached the number of 26.173 refugees.
In the mean time, until 3:00 A.M. 11.000 more refugees arrived in 
Macedonia. About 6.000 of them arrived by train from Pristina.
Because of the huge wave,a part of the refugees is not being lodged until 
now. Around 2.000 of them spent the night under open sky.
The Macedonian government is making an effort to complete the camps in the 
villages Neraste, Bojane and Radozda. the capacity of those camps would be 
10-12.000 refugees.
The queue on the border point Blace, on Macedonian-Yugoslav border was 
about 25 km long yesterday. According to the refugees entering Macedonia, 
it is now 40 km long.