For the Kosovo Roma refugees in Macedonia the war is not over yet. They feel that they are again victims of a malicious scenario which has been put in place by the local authorities with the help of international organisations.

It is most likely that no forced returns will take place in the near future. However, the pressure on the refugees to return on a so-called voluntary basis will further increase, no matter what they will find there, and regardless of whether their lives will be safe or not.

22 February 2006

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