March 18 -24, 2002
SKOPJE, March 25th, 2002
According to the latest registration, total of 14,159 IDPs are accommodated with host-families and 2,870 are accommodated in collective centers. This is the total number of IDPs registered with the Red Cross.
According to the UNHCR data, there are approximately 10,000 refugees (ethnic Albanians) accommodated in Kosovo.
FoodThe municipality Red Cross organization from Ohrid provided humanitarian assistance for the first two months of this year to the IDPs accommodated in this town. The assistance includes food packages, hygiene packages and flour.
On March 20, the Tetovo Red Cross started with the distribution of humanitarian assistance for the IDPs from the Tetovo area. This assistance will cover 3,690 persons. Intersos provided the food packages, the American Red Cross provided the hygiene packages and the Danish Red Cross provided the baby packages.
The ICRC reported that the second distribution for micro-displaced persons included 3,753 persons, of whom 3,556 in Tetovo and 197 in Skopje. The March distribution for the collective centers including 2,870 persons has been completed.
Procurement of medical equipment for the repaired clinics in Lipkovo area is ongoing. An agreement for distribution of the equipment was signed with the American Red Cross.
The European Perspective started with distribution of building materials for the damaged houses in Aracinovo and Orlanci. 40 houses that suffered damage from first category were identified in Aracinovo, 100 suffered damage from second category and 106 - from third and fourth category. At Orlanci, five houses suffered damage from first category, 20 from second and nine from third.
Funds for reconstruction of 500-600 houses that suffered damage from third and fourth category have not been provided yet. The humanitarian coordination delivered this report at the Brussels donors' conference, and notes have been also sent to the embassies.
The Food and Agriculture Organization continues with the planning and implementation of the activities in the field of agriculture and animal feed. The distribution in the Kumanovo area was completed, where 1,000 tones of animal feed were distributed. The program for distribution of animal feed is due to cover approximately 24,000 users.
Schools and education
UNICEF is completing the distribution of school furniture and stoves for 142 schools. Funds are still needed for rehabilitation of 17 school buildings in the crisis areas.
BY the end of June, the International Trust Fund plans to bring three teams for demining in Macedonia.
The ICRC will promote the spring campaign for mine awareness, which will also include video and radio clips.
The European Commission and the World Bank announced the amounts of the individual donations from the Donors' conference for Macedonia that took place in Brussels. Largest individual donor is Holland with about €60 million, followed by the USA with €44,47 million, Germany with €13,44 million, and Japan with €10,10 million. The EU countries promised total of €101,78 million. The European Commission donated €104 million and the World Bank - €33,67 million.
As assistance for Macedonia's economic development through financing of projects, the donors have promised €273,94 million. Most of the offers are coming from Germany - €50 million, USA promised €40,89 million, the EC - €24,5 million and Greece - 14,67 million. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will finance projects worth €55 million and the World Bank projects worth €22,45 million.
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