May 13 - 19, 2002
SKOPJE, May 20th, 2002
According to the latest registration, total of 16,351 IDPs are accommodated in host families.
According to the UNHCR, total of 8,000 refugees (ethnic Albanians) are accommodated in Kosovo.
The IFRC and Intersos distributed
food and hygiene packages for 3,636 IDPs in the Tetovo area.
The clinics reconstructed by Solidarite in the Lipkovo municipality became operational. The equipment for the clinics was provided by the World Health Organization, and the US Red Cross provided the medical personnel.
]The UNHCR is the donor for the Program for construction that is carried out through the Danish Refugee Council. This project includes 115 houses that suffered damage from first and second category in the villages of Varvara, Brezno and Jelosnik.
The German humanitarian organization "Adra" completed the activities for reconstruction of the houses that suffered damage from first and second category in the villages Jedoarce, Setole and Otunje. Additionally, 15 completely demolished houses are due to be also reconstructed in these villages.
The school building at the Tetovo village of Miletino, rebuilt with donation from the German embassy, was put in use.
According to the UN office in Skopje, US $29 million are needed for engagement of 12 additional demining teams.
Representatives of NATO "Amber Fox" mission in Macedonia discovered anti-tank mines and unexploded devices near the village of Lavce, Tetovo area, which were destroyed on the location. Last year, the ITF teams cleaned this terrain from mines.
The NATO teams also discovered a minefield in the Kumanovo village of Alasevce. The area was marked in order civilians to be prevented from accessing. The demining activities will start as soon as possible.
On May 16, in presence of many international organizations, the multi-ethnic city center DESK was opened in Tetovo. The goal of this initiative is to promote the cooperation between the Macedonian and the Albanian journalists and to enhance the access to information.
No new activities in this period.
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