NEW YORK, May 28 ( – The Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-Fam) reported Friday that Joseph Meaney, of Human Life International visited Kosovo refugee camps in northern Albania this month and heard “many complaints that UNFPA contraceptive and abortifacient supplies have bumped much needed medical supplies and even food from supply convoys.”

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has implemented a project to send about 350,000 “reproductive health kits” to Kosovo refugees. Included in the kits are condoms, IUD’s, the abortifacient “morning after” pill, and more elaborate abortion equipment such as vacuum aparatus.

See the UN press release explaining the project. 

Doctors are increasingly frustrated by the bombardment of useless material and the unavailability of basic and needed supplies. The doctor on duty at the main refugee hospital visited by Neaney noted that basic medical supplies and medical equipment such as “sonograms,  x-ray machines, and hypertension kits were not available. However, the doctor noted that the hospital was performing sterilizations and abortions and that it had everything it needed for these elective and controversial procedures. At another hospital servicing refugees a Dr. Gezim Bashka, said “I don’t want to seem ungrateful, but much superfluous material has arrived. Today a shipment of birth-control. Explain to them that we need other things.”

This is reminiscent of Rwanda just prior to the recent mass genocide. Canada’s General Romeo D’Allaire, head of the UN peacekeeping force, stated afterwards that peacekeepers referred to the “rubberizing of Africa” by the West. Medical stores were filled to overflowing with condoms and other contraceptives provided by the UN and other aid agencies but were empty of desperately needed drugs and medical supplies.


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