How to help Kosovo's refugees

Some 400,000 ethnic-Albanians have been forced from their homes in the Yugoslav province of Kosovo to date. They continue to depart Kosovo for neighboring states, crowding border areas despite international airlifts out of the region. International agencies are working to cope with a mounting humanitarian crisis.

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has set up a hot line to help individuals wishing to contribute to relief efforts: 800-USAID-RELIEF, or

800-872-4373; the agency's Web site ( offers more information and some links.

Here are some other groups working to assist refugees, and how they can be contacted:

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, 711 Third Ave., 10th Floor, New York, NY 10017; (212) 885-0832; (212) 885-0889;

American Red Cross International Response Fund, PO Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013;

800- HELP-NOW; Spanish:


American Refugee Committee,

2344 Nicollet Ave. S., Suite 350, Minneapolis, MN, 55404;

(612) 872-7060.

AmeriCares, 161 Cherry St., New Canaan, CT 06840; 800 486-HELP

Baptist World Aid, 6733 Curran St., McLean, VA 22101; (703) 790-8980;

CARE, 151 Ellis St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303-2426; 800-521-2273;

Catholic Relief Services, PO Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21203-7090; 800-736-3467;

Church World Service, 28606 Phillips St., PO Box 968, Elkhart, IN 46515; 800-297-1516, ext. 222;

Direct Relief International, 27 S. La Patera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93117; 800-676-1638;

Doctors Without Borders/MSF, 6 East 39th St., 8th Floor, New York, NY 10016; 888-392-0392;

Doctors of the World, 375 West Broadway, New York, NY 10012; 888-817-4357;

Feed The Children, PO Box 36, Oklahoma City, OK 73101;


The First Church of Christ, Scientist Balkan Refugee Relief - A52,

175 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115; 800-288-7155 ext. 3205

Food for the Hungry International, 7729 East Greenway Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260; 800-2-HUNGER;

International Aid Inc., 17011 West Hickory St., Spring Lake, MI 49456; 800-968-7490;

International Medical Corps, 11500 West Olympic Blvd., Suite 506, Los Angeles, CA 90064; 800-481-4462;

International Orthodox Christian Charities, PO Box 630225, Baltimore, MD 21263; (410) 243-9820;

International Rescue Committee, 122 East 42nd St., New York, NY 10168; 877-REFUGEE;

Lutheran World Relief, Church Street Station, PO Box 6186, New York, NY 10277-1738; 800- 597-5972

MAP International, 2200 Glynco Parkway, PO Box 215000, Brunswick, GA 31521-5000; 800-225-8550;

Mercy Corps International,

3030 SW First Ave., Portland, OR 97201; 800-852-2100;

New England Albanian Relief Organization, PO Box 783 Worcester, MA 01613; (508)852-5553

Oxfam America, Kosovo Relief Fund,

26 West St., Boston, MA 02111;


Save the Children Federation, PO Box 975, 54 Wilton Rd., Westport, CT 06880; 800-243-5075;

Salvation Army World Service Office, PO Box 269, Alexandria, VA 22313; (703) 684-5528

US Committee for UNICEF, 333 East 38th St., New York, NY 10016;


World Concern, 19303 Fremont Ave., North Seattle, WA 98133;


World Relief, Dept. 3, PO Box WRC Wheaton, IL 60189; 800- 535-5433;

World Vision, PO Box 9716, Federal Way, WA 98063; 888- 511-6565;

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