More ethnic Albanians flee into Kosovo from southern Serbia: UN refugee agency

More ethnic Albanians flee into Kosovo from southern Serbia: UN refugee agency

Some 550 ethnic Albanians have fled into Kosovo to escape fighting in southern Serbia's Presevo Valley, the United Nations refugee agency said today.

According to a spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Pristina, the new arrivals bring to more than 3,000 the number of those who have fled from the Presevo Valley since 13 May.

The spokesperson also reported that ethnic Albanians were trickling in from the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, with 20 crossing into Kosovo today. The total number of those who have crossed into Kosovo from the FYR of Macedonia stood at more than 9,000 since fighting there resumed in early May, the spokesperson said.