MCIC Situation report in Macedonia no. 03/2002

February 11 - February 17, 2002

SKOPJE, February 17th, 2002


Displaced persons

According to the latest registration, the number of IDPs placed in the host families is 13,432, while the number of IDPs in the collective centers is 2,871. This is the overall number of IDPs that have registration list from the Red Cross.

According to UNHCR's data, around 10,000 refugees (ethnic Albanians) are still in Kosovo.



Humanitarian organization "Milosrdie" distributed humanitarian aid comprised of food to the displaced persons in the crisis regions and the residents in the villages in the mountains that were cut off for a longer period of time due to the heavy snow falls.

During last week El Hilal distributed five tons of food and hygiene products in Radusa on February 16, ten tons in Orizare on February 17 and 50 tons in Lipkovo on February 17.
The Red Cross of city of Skopje from February 11 to February 22 will distribute humanitarian aid to the displaced persons placed in the host families.

MCIC last weeek provided 150 tons of oranges in Skopje, Tetovo and Kumanovo region. Through the Macedonian Red Cross oranges for IDP’swere distributes, in collective centres, social institutions, and through local NGO’s to IDP’s in host families and for returnees in crisis regions.


ARC continues the health-educational program. The program is about to an end in Kumanovo, but new activities will start in Dojran.

TFF (Task Forces Fox) carry out two health projects, introduction of permanent health care in Vejce in cooperation with the Medical Center in Tetovo and reconstruction of the health center in Lipkovo in cooperation with Intersos.


UNHCR has reconstructed around 4,000 houses and in cooperation with EAR other 750 damaged houses in the crisis regions will be reconstructed by the end of May 2002.

Humanitarian organization ADRA with financial support from the German Government will start activities for restoring of 127 demolished and damaged houses of ethnic Macedonians in Tetovo villages Setole, Otunje and Jedoarce.

IMG will estimate the infrastructure and the damaged houses in the crisis regions.


French Embassy to Macedonia provided FF one million for the local community in Tearce village. The means will be used for resolving the problem with the water supply in this village.

On February 14 the program on rehabilitation of electric network in Aracinovo village was completed. Electric energy was provided for 2,000 households. The program is financed by EU.


Humanitarian organization ACTED, through FAO's program, distributed 131 tons of maize and 17 tons of soy for 158 families from Mavrovo area. For 12,720 users from Tetovo and Gostivar areas, 2,500 tons of maize and 318 tons of soy were provided.

Within the project financed by FAO for distribution of livestock food in the crisis regions, MPDL provided livestock food to 4,159 residents in Skopje and Kumanovo villages. Twenty-four villages from Skopje area are included in the project as well as around 120 villages from Kumanovo area.

Schools and education

UNICEF will provide furniture to schools in crisis region.

Psychosocial activities

No new information has been obtained in this period.

Humanitarian Mine Disposal

No new activities in this period.




The Dutch Government will give two grants to Republic of Macedonia amounted to € 46 million, besides from the € 25 million that were already received in December 2001. 

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