Caritas Reconstructs Housing for 10,000 in Kosovo

ROME, FEB. 17, 2002 ( Between the autumn of 1999 and the spring of 2001, Caritas-Italy repaired or reconstructed more than 1,000 homes in Kosovo, the group reports.

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The $6 million project has helped to house 10,000 people. Housing reconstruction is an unusual activity for Caritas, which collected the funds for the work in numerous Italian dioceses.

Thanks to reconstruction, in many areas of Kosovo there are virtually no more vestiges of destruction. People “have returned to their villages, life has returned to its regularity and continuity,” said Father Lush Gjergij, the parish priest of Bince.

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