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Telephone Numbers, Addresses of Agencies Helping Yugoslav Victims With PM-Yugoslavia Rdp, Bjt

August 15, 1992

Undated (AP) _ Here is a list of telephone numbers and-or addresses of international agencies helping Yugoslav orphans and war victims and noting whether it provides relief supplies or handles adoptions.

Officials ask that checks be sent to U.S. agencies marked for Yugoslavia rather than making phone calls or sending goods to Yugoslavia.

Unless otherwise noted, U.S. and agencies elsewhere stress that they are not handling adoptions.

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United States:

Adventist Development and Relief Agency

12501 Old Columbia Pike

Silver Spring, Md. 20904

(301) 680-6370

(Provides relief supplies. Does not handle adoptions. Needs funds.)

AmeriCares

161 Cherry Street

New Canaan, Conn. 06840

(203) 966-5195.

(A medical relief organization. Sends in food and medical supplies. Does not handle adoptions. Needs funds.)

American Red Cross

Box 37243

Washington, D.C. 20013

1-800-842-2200

(Provides medical supplies. Does not handle adoptions. Make checks payable to Yugoslavia-Conflict Relief.)

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

Open Mailbox for Bosnia-Herzegovina

711 Third Ave., 10th Floor

New York, N.Y. 10017

(212) 687-6200

(Provides relief supplies. Does not handle adoptions. Needs funds.)

Baptist World Aid

6733 Curran St.

McLean, Va. 22101-3804

(703) 790-8980

(Provides relief supplies. Does not handle adoptions. Needs funds.)

Brother’s Brother Foundation

824 Grandview Ave.

Pittsburgh, Pa. 15211

(412) 431-1600

(Provides medical supplies, food, clothing and other relief aid. Does not handle adoptions. Needs funds.)

Catholic Relief Services.

209 West Fayette St.

Baltimore, Md. 21201.

(410) 625-2220

(Provides food and other assistance to the starving and displaced.)

Church World Service

Box 968

Elkhart, In. 46515

(219) 264-3102

(Provides relief supplies. Does not handle adoptions. Needs funds.)

International Rescue Committee

386 Park Avenue South

New York, N.Y. 10016

(212) 679-0010

(Provides food, clothing and shelter to war victims. Does not accept food or clothing; needs funds. Is not an adoption agency.)

Lutheran World Relief

390 Park Avenue South

New York, N.Y. 10016

(212) 532-6350

(Provides relief supplies. Does not handle adoptions. Needs funds.)

MAP International

PO Box 50

Brunswick, Ga. 31520

(912) 265-6010

(Provides medicines and hospital supplies, including to children’s hospitals. Does not handle adoptions. Needs funds.)

Operation USA

7615 1/2 Melrose Ave.

Los Angeles, Ca. 90046

(213) 658-9976

(Provides relief supplies. Does not handle adoptions. Needs funds.)

Presiding Bishop’s Fund-Episcopal Church

815 Second Ave.

New York, N.Y. 10017

(212) 867-8400

(Provides relief supplies. Does not handle adoptions. Needs funds.)

U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees

1718 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 200

Washington, D.C. 20009

1-800-220-1115; (202) 296-1115 or (202) 387-8546

(Cares for war refugees, reunites them with families. Does not handle adoptions. Needs funds.)

U.S. Committee for UNICEF

333 East 38th Street, 6th Floor

New York, N.Y. 10016.

(212) 686-5522.

(The fundraising and public affairs arm for the U.N. Children’s Fund, which supplies medicines, medical supplies, infant formula and food for mothers and children. Does not handle adoptions. Needs funds.)

World Relief

P.O. Box WRC

Wheaton, Il. 60189

(708) 665-0235

(Provides relief supplies. Does not handle adoptions. Needs funds.)

World Vision

919 West Huntington Drive

Monrovia, Ca. 91016

(818) 357-7979

(Provides relief supplies. Does not handle adoptions. Needs funds.)

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Orphans:

Croation Front Union

100 Delaney Drive

Pittsburgh, Pa. 15235

(412) 351-3909

(For $50 a month, arranges sponsors of war orphans. The children remain in Croatia, usually with another family member. The agency says the government’s policy is not to handle adoptions to other countries. All the victims are in Croatia, but the Union sponsors all ethnic children - Croat, Serb and Muslim.)

The German government agency caring for 38 orphans who recently arrived from Sarajevo is the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of Saxony-Anhalt state:

Ministerium fuer Arbeit und Soziales

W-Hoepfner Ring 4

3037 Magdeburg Germany

(49) 391-382-3703

Elsewhere in Europe:

Anne Naef, spokeswoman for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Geneva, advised checks be donated to local Red Cross branches that exist in most European and North American cities.

UNHCR Geneva’s headquarters are:

UNHCR

P.O. Box 2500,

CH-1211-2 Geneva, Switzerland.

(22) 739-8111.

Much of the aid for the refugees Germany has taken in - over 200,000 people - goes through the German Red Cross:

Deutsches Rotes Kreuz

Friedrich Ebert Allee 71

5300 Bonn 1 Germany

(49) 228-5411.