In the spring of 1999 the Kosovo crisis escalated. Approximately 400,000 Kosovar refugees, created by the a harsh expulsion policy of the Milosevik regime, were forced to leave their homeland. They poured over borders into Albania and Macedonia. Many refugee facilities were built in the Albanian cities of Tirana, Durres and Lezha (among others). Jutta Benzenberg visited these camps which were often improvised sports terrains and/or complexes. There, from March to June 1999, she recorded the relentless effort of the of the embattled Kosovar people to hold themselves together as individuals, families and a nation. They mixed very little with their Albanian hosts, they continued to live their family life with the few movables they had brought with them, almost as if no tragedy had befallen them at all.