Five physicians who served with the IRC in Kosovo are have been assisting Kosovar refugees stranded in the international buffer zone between Macedonia and Kosovo, awaiting entry into Macedonia.
The physicians said they have been treating cases of exposure, exhaustion, dehydration, pneumonia and diarrhea among the thousands of refugees in the "no man’s land."
An additional four physicians have joined the IRC’s Macedonia medical team and are preparing to fly from the U.S. to Europe en route to Skopje.
Meanwhile, the IRC team in Tirana, Albania, now totals 70 international and local employees and is working to develop shelters for refugees in the central area
of the country, along with desperately needed water and sanitation systems.