1999 News Story

Kingdom continues to assist Kosovar refugees to return home

Saudi Arabia has reported to the United Nations that the Joint Committee for the Relief of

Kosovar Refugees has started a new phase in its assistance, transporting refugees back to

their homeland. This assistance includes information concerning the location of landmines

planted by the withdrawing Serbian forces.  The Committee is using 157 vehicles, plus

medical teams and ambulances, to transport some 22,000 refugees, who are being given

ready-made meals for the journey and food packages to last the first month of their return