SKOPJE, December 17th, 2001
No changes in the number of refugees who return
The humanitarian organization Mother Theresa from Struga donated 22 tons of food to the Lipkovo municipality, which will be distributed in the villages from this region of crisis.
The ICRC continue with distribution of food for the
displaced persons accommodated in collective centers.
The German humanitarian organization "Caritas"
distributed winter clothes and footwear for the IDPs accommodated in the
collective centers Negorski Banji and Star Dojran, as well as for the IDPs
accommodated by host-families. This project includes total of 250 persons.
Solidarite distributed 50 returnee kits, provided by UNHCR, to the returnees to the village of Gosince.
The UNDP financed the repair of the heating systems in the collective centers Dolno Konjare, Olympic Village and Ranka Milanovic.
Swiss Disaster Relief completed the project Cash for Shelter, providing finances for 3,120 users who accommodated IDPs. 1,611 households received per 6,600 denars and 1,509 received per 8,800 denars for three or four months retroactively.
Water-supply and sanitation
Schools and education
Reconstruction of the new school in Aracinovo will not start before spring 2002.
Humanitarian mine disposal
Protection and human rights
The first project from the trust-building program in the municipalities impacted by the crisis, led by the Center for Interethnic Tolerance and Refugees from Skopje, will be realized in Aracinovo municipality, including 80-100 young persons from different ethnic groups.
According to the councilor of the Special EU Envoy for Macedonia, Clarisse Pasztory, the Donors' conference for Macedonia is not going to take place this year because the obligations has not been fulfilled from the Macedonian side.
The World Bank approved a credit of US$ 15 million to Macedonia meant for urgent economic reconstruction of the country. The credit-line is under IDA conditions with 20 years reimbursement period, grace period of 10 years and with no interest rate, with provision of 0,74%.
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