As ethnic cleansing, killing and forced deportations of Kosovar
Albanians by Serb forces continues, NATO is intensifying its air
campaign against targets in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY).
Allied operations will be pursued until President Milosevic meets
the terms of the international community.
Thousands of refugees continue to flow into neighbouring countries
leaving behind their houses which have been destroyed by the Serbs.
NATO is deeply concerned over the fate of the many thousands of
displaced people inside the province who may be facing exhaustion
from lack of food and water and are being used as an instrument
Every possible effort is therefore being made by the Alliance and
relief organisations to provide aid to the refugees who have escaped
into Albania and in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)(1).
Emergency camps erected by NATO forces in FYROM(1) have
been handed over to Non-Governmental Organisations. In addition,
Allied troops, under Operation Allied Harbour, are deploying into
Albania. Their main task is to provide support for the humanitarian
crisis and in particular to relieve overcrowded refugee camps.
The Alliance continues to work closely with all the neighbouring
countries and has agreed to support a comprehensive approach to
stabilise the region looking beyond Kosovo. These ideas will be
explored further during the Washington Summit.
1. Turkey recognises the Republic of Macedonia
with its constitutional name