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Sigh of Relief

[whitespace] Editor's note: A massive international relief effort is underway to assist tens of thousands of ethnic Albanians fleeing the war-torn Kosovo region. The following are among the many relief agencies offering help to those men, women, and children--many in need of immediate medical care--seeking sanctuary in Macedonia, Albania, Turkey, the United States, and the nations of the European Union.

For a more complete list, check the website for InterAction, a coalition of more than 150 non-profit organizations working worldwide on humanitarian assistance projects in Kosovo. Or contact InterAction Disaster Response at 202/667-8227.

Here is a select list of agencies:

American Friends Service Committee, 1501 Cherry St., Phila., PA 19102 (888/588-2372)

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, 711 Third Ave., 10th Floor, New York, NY 10017 (212/885-0832 or 212/885-0889)

Islamic African Relief Agency USA, POB 7084, Columbia, MO 65205 (800/298-1199)

American Red Cross International Response Fund, POB 37243, Washington, D.C 20013 (800/HELPNOW)

CARE, 151 Ellis St., Atlanta GA 30303 (800/521-CARE)

Catholic Relief Services, POB 17090, Baltimore, MD 21203 (800/736-3467)

Lutheran World Relief, POB 6186, Church Street Station, New York, NY 10277 (800-597-5972)

Oxfam America, Kosovo Relief Fund, 26 West St., Boston MA 02111 (800/77-OXFAM)

Save the Children Federation, 54 Wilton Road, Westport, CT 06880 (800/814-8765)

United Way Int'l, 701 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA 22314 (703/519-0092)

US Committee for UNICEF, 333 East 38th St., New York, NY 10016 (800/FORKIDS)

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