[Kosova / Kosovo] Aprl 5, 1999: AFSC aid to Kosovo [Peaceweb Home Page]

AFSC sends aid to Kosovo refugees

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

This account is reprinted, with permission of the author, from Quaker-P* on April 5, 1999.

Dear Friends,

In response to the devastating tragedy in Kosovo, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is taking action in several areas. We have called on the U.S. Administration to halt the bombing and concentrate on non-military means of solving the crisis.

While we do not have staff on the ground at this time, the AFSC has provided targeted technical assistance and other aid in small quantities to the former Yugoslavia since 1996. We have good relations with groups in the region and are working closely with three partner organizations: Mercy Corps, Mother Theresa Society, and Motrat Qiriazi (a women’s group).

Items should be packed in a clear plastic zip lock bag no larger than 12" x 12". With each bag, we are requesting a $5 donation to cover shipping costs and the purchase of additional items. Kits should be mailed to AFSC/EMAP, 1501 Cherry St., Phila. PA 19102 by May 15.

(see web at www.afsc.org/emap/kosemerg.htm)

Please check our web site at www.afsc.org.

We know that you are praying with us for a speedy and practical resolution to this war, one that will make it possible for all of those affected by the bombing and hostilities to live without fear and conflict.

Karen Cromley, AFSC

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