War In The Balkans: Briefing: Day 64

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r The UN World Food Programme said hundreds of thousands of ethnic Albanians in Kosovo were scavenging for food in the ruins of abandoned houses, often to find it contaminated.

r A UN report detailed "a significant upsurge" in sexual violence since the Nato air strikes began. The Population Fund said the report was the first attempt by a UN body to verify the accounts by refugee women.

r The UNHCR and World Bank agreed to help to fund book printing for a refugee education programme in Albania.

r Bulgaria's agriculture ministry said that after anti-hail radar was turned off to avoid attracting the hostile attention of planes en route to Yugoslavia, the country had lost vegetable crops worth millions of pounds.