These pictures are made in the Kosovo-Albanian border, in March 1999, following the Red Cross, during the Albanians exodus from Kosovo.

In 1999 NATO launched an air war against Serbia.

The Kosovo crisis was one of the worst humanitarian disasters in Europe since World War II. During the conflict, Serbian forces and paramilitaries implemented a systematic campaign to ethnically cleanse Kosovo. Approximately, 10,000 Kosovo Albanians were killed by Serb forces. Over 1.5 million Kosovo Albanians were forcibly expelled from their homes. Cramped in cold, crowded buses, trucks and tractor-hauled carts, tens of thousands of Kosovo Albanians lumbered up zigzagging mountain roads to escape alleged Serb atrocities in their homeland.

The provision of humanitarian aid, undertaken since early 1998, had already been an increasingly difficult task given the intensity of the fighting and Serb policies that obstructed aid deliveries. Securing the fleeing population’s immediate safety and setting up enough refugee camps in a short amount of time were among the most pressing problems.

Kosovo-Albanian border. March 1999. Ethnic Albanians fleeing Kosovo. Kosovo-Albanian border. March 1999. Ethnic Albanians fleeing Kosovo.
Albania Kosovo, 1999
Albania Kosovo, 1999
Kukes, Albania. March 1999. Refugees lining up for food distribution. Kukes, Albania. March 1999. Refugees lining up for food distribution.
Albania Kosovo 1999
Albania Kosovo, 1999
Albania Kosovo, 1999
Albania Kosovo, a camp hospital, 1999
Albania Kosovo, refugees escaping from Kosovo, 1999
Albania Kosovo, refugees escaping from Kosovo, 1999
Albania Kosovo, refugees camp, 1999
Albania Kosovo, refugees camp, 1999
Albania Kosovo, refugees waiting for food, 1999
Albania Kosovo, international aids, 1999
Albania Kosovo, 1999
Albania. International aids, 1999
Albania. Waiting in a refugees camp, 1999
Albania. Funeral in a refugees camp, 1999
Albania. Refugees escapes from Kosovo, 1999
Albania. refugees escapes from Kosovo, 1999
Albania Kosovo, Refugee camp 1999