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05 May, 1999
A team of 41 physicians, organized by the Athens Medical Center, left for Skopje and Pristina on yesterday to provide medical treatment for children in refugee camps of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the children's hospital in Pristina.
Accompanying the medical team are five ambulances, staffed by trained personnel and a mobile hospital unit.
They will provide health services for refugees in camps in Skopje and logistical support to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia's (FYROM) health ministry.
They will then proceed to the children's hospital in Pristina, while if any of the children are in need of special treatment they will be brought to the Athens Medical Center.
The mission is expected to be completed in 10 days' time.
Major UNICEF donation for children of Yugoslavia:
UNICEF's Greek committee yesterday announced a 50-million-drachma donation for the immediate relief of Yugoslavia's children, collected during a radio marathon sponsored by the agency.
The aid will be equally divided to purchase vaccines for refugee children in Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) and restoring the health of children in Yugoslavia.
UNICEF also announced the initiation of a three-phase vaccination in the refugee camps of FYROM.
Source: Athens News Agency