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The War in the Balkans: Conflict Briefing: Days 28, 29

Japan plans to double its promised aid to help ethnic Albanian refugees fleeing Kosovo.

UN estimates put the number of internally displaced people in Kosovo at between 700,000 and 850,000.

Albania will receive 62 million and Montenegro 13 million of the 100 million euro (pounds 70m) package of EC economic aid.

Macedonia has agreed to the setting up of a new refugee camp south of Tetovo.

A medical team from New Zealand has begun work at the Brazda camp alongside the Red Cross.

A Russian naval supply vessel is on its way to meet up with a Russian reconnaissance ship in the Adriatic off Yugoslavia.