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250,000 children in Kosovo crisis;In brief

A QUARTER of a million children have been affected by the crisis in Kosovo, according to estimates of the United Nations' Children's Fund (UNICEF) which is appealing for pound;9 million to fund emergency health, education and child protection work. This includes providing portable school equipment, temporary classrooms, therapeutic play, grief counselling and mine-awareness schemes in Albania, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Kosovo itself - if access can be achieved.

"The great majority of the affected population in the Kosovo crisis are children and women. They have experienced violent events and witnessed killings and the burning of their own houses. They are bewildered, often shaking with fright and incessantly crying. They require immediate intervention," a UNICEF spokeswoman said.

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