1.Funding status for category 3 and 4 houses - (
Introduction by UNHCR)Specific updates:
European Agency for Reconstrucion ( EAR)
International Management Group ( IMG)
Embassy of Austria ( Hubert Neuwirth)
2. Latest housing gap, analysis and priority setting- ( UNHCR)
3. Update on Community Based Development Project- ( World Bank); Update
on Post Conflict Grant-(Rajna Cemrska- World Bank)
4. Infrastructure QIPs: Update- ( CRS)
5) Schools: Update- ( Introduction by UNICEF)
-Embassy of Switzerland- School Rehabilitation Programme6) Health
Facilities: Update ( WHO)7) Water and Sanitation: Update- ( UNDP)8) IMG:
Distribution of updates and status of data entry- ( IMG)
-Progress of repair and reconstruction programmes ( IMG)
Funding status for category 3 and 4 houses- UNHCR
It was reported during the 21st June CRIM meeting that
2.5 million EUROS had been approved by the Dutch Government and that the
technical assessment had begun. An additional 6 million in pipeline has
been approved and will be operational starting from August onwards. The
reconstruction of the School in Matejche and Lukare is at a good stage of
progress. A German proposal for pipeline is 500 Euros. The Italian funded
a water supply project in Arachinovo.
All participants approved of the prioritization of the
villages as shown in the "priority rating" matrix.
Embassy of Austria
It was emphasized that reconstruction constituted an overriding
priority for the EU. On the other hand, seasonal houses were not
deemed to be a priority.
A new dimension was added : if seasonal houses are not
reconstructed, ethnic polarization will be favoured and hence undermine
integration. Seasonal houses are important and should be distinguished
from weekend houses.
A time line priority was deemed to be essential. Thus 2
and 3 would be addressed but priority 1 will be addressed first.
Nevertheless, it is important to stress that priority 2 and 3 will not be
omitted. The finance gap is estimated to be at $ 5 million. Within
priority 1, it has been suggested that mountainous villages should be the
first target as snow will render access to these regions more difficult.
The UNHCR is almost phasing out. At the end of July 90% of
all activities will have been completed. 3 areas will be demined, Strima,
Malina Maala. The coordination ? will be handed over next week. The QIPs
will be finalized by the end of next week . The UNHCR will be out of the
It was reiterated that polarization should be avoided. The
following questions were raised:
How should information be collected? How should we come up
with figures for the EU? Should priority be given to a minority group
living in a majority area? Should priority be given to minority seasonal
houses? Are all priorities covered? Should the needs of IDPs be
The EU wants to get funding with 1 month for the gap
intervention. (8000 Euros has been mentioned for Category 3). It is
estimated that 50% will potentially return if shelter is provided.
Nevertheless what has been given is a rough estimate of the funding gap,
as there is no time for collating accurate data for the EU. Bilateral
funding is also expected from other Embassies possible. 3.6 million from
EAR or more is expected.
UNICEF: Schools update
The completion of the rehabilitation of school in Goshince and
Brest is expected by the end of next week. World Vision are expected a
written confirmation of the donors for the rehabilitation of schools in
Runica, Alashevce, Slupchane and have expressed interest in rehabilisation
of the school in Lukare.
Health facilities: Update- WHO
IRC have health centres in Grushino, Brest, and Malina Maala. The
UNHCR offers assistance with furniture. The medical equipment arrived
after a two-month waiting period and will be distributed on Monday.
Furniture equipment will be delivered. WHO in collaboration with America
Red Cross will work on vaccines. Moreover, the ambulata will be
2 million $ of project has been allocated for infrastructure as
well as community-identified projects implemented by municipalities or
citizen group. A grant proposal is expected to be proposed. For school
projects or complementary funding for group one can contact IOM.
An additional water supply will be installed in Kumanovo. A
contract will be made and implementation will be made next month.
Furthermore two additional water supply will be installed in Tetovo and
Community-based programmes are being implemented
throughout the county. Received projects Smaller within municipalities
and still in phases of assessment. Chucher Sandevo, Debar ( water
tanks ), Tetovo ( sewage branches) Bervenca: Water tanks: Gostivar: sewage
system, 2 water systems; Kratovo and Prilep: sewage for part of the town
which is not covered. For fuller overview of smaller projects see