National Humanitarian Coordination
NATIONAL HUMANITARIAN CO-ORDINATION
10th Co-ordination Meeting
20th September 2001
1. General overview
Mr. Boge Cadinovski briefed all those present
representatives on last week's activities. The reconstruction of some
schools has begun and most of the people went back in Brnjarci.
Unfortunately the lack of confidence is so obvious that this need to be
solved as soon as possible. With regard to that the Chairman stressed
that it was necessary to distribute humanitarian assistance equally among
the different ethnic groups.
Flora Latifi, President's cabinet, informed
the meeting that upon President's cabinet initiative, collaboration with
Local Non-governmental Humanitarian Organizations, International Organizations,
Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and its municipalities units as
well as with the UN Agencies was established in order to co-ordinate the
humanitarian assistance. She also stressed that only an organized approach
will restore IDP' s faith in institutions.
Sami Bislimi, Ministry of trade,
informed the meeting that National Strategy for Damage Assessment and
Reconstruction that has been developed by the responsible Ministries and
The Institute for Statistics, is now in Governmental procedure in order
to be approved.
His impressions were that IDPs' problems were multi-dimensional and besides
the basic need for food and shelter, the need for freedom of movement
was also important. He appealed to all present parties to treat the citizens
in need with equal care regardless their ethnicity, so that the mutual
confidence would be rebuild.
Zola Dowell, UN OCHA,
briefed those present on the regular sector host families meetings, held
each Friday, where possible solutions for the distribution of winter clothing
and shoes to IDPs were discussed. Hopefully next week she will have additional
information to share.
Elke Wisch, UNICEF, presented
to the meeting new Head of UNICEF Office, Ms. Debora Comini. UNICEF is
expecting the total number of IDP children next week when the distribution
of free textbooks will begin. UNICEF considered the lack of freedom of
movement as a major problem that should be addressed. The psychosocial
working group was establishing mobile teams and SOS line.
UNICEF WES expert was closely collaborating
with UNHCR and IMG for the WES damage assessment.
Cristina Profilli, WHO,
briefed that joint WHO, UNHCR, and The Republic Institute of Health Protection
team were currently visiting Ljubanci and Ljuboten.
WHO continues its essential drug support to the pharmacies in Kumanovo
and Skopje. A new shipment of drugs has arrived in the country. A consultant
for the joint Ministry of Health assessment of the health capacities in
the conflict areas, is expected to come next week.
Steve Ainsworth, DFID,
emphasized that freedom of movement is one of the basic human needs and
when satisfied can relax the interethnic relations more then any other
Aleksandar Krzalovski, MCIC,
NGO Humanitarian Co-ordination, informed the meeting that they have tried
to follow the procedure regarding the WAT exemption distributed by the
Ministry of Finance, but it was not successful. He announced that MCIC
has created a web site www.aidmacedonia.org.mk
and invited all organizations to share information and documents on line.
Evka Topuzovska, OOZM,
NGO Humanitarian Co-ordination, emphasized that co-ordination of the textbook
distribution between UNICEF, Elementary Schools and Ministry of Education
is necessary. She stressed that children need winter clothing and this
need should be met as soon as possible for the children not to feel less
worthy, and be more comfortable in the new surrounding.
On the last NGO Humanitarian Co-ordination meeting, UNICEF representative
was present, which was very good and she thinks that such collaboration
should continue in the future.
Follow up activities for issues from the previous meeting
Suzana Paunovska, MRC, informed the meeting
that since 9th of September 2001 people from villages of Ekonomija, Rasce,
Jazince, Brnjarci and city of Tetovo (except settlement 87) were de-registered.
Starting from 1st of October 2001 registration will be continued under
certain criteria that needs to be worked out with Ministry of Labour and
On the meeting held the previous day MRC, ICRC, and IFRC representatives,
four criteria were agreed upon which registration will continue in the
next two weeks:
- Persons that have destroyed or burned out
- Persons that haven't been registered
so far and have been internally displaced in the country
· Persons that haven't been registered so far and are returnees
In order to be registered under this category persons should have proof
(document signed from their municipality) that their house has been
destroyed or burned out. Persons that cannot obtain this document will
not be registered in the next two weeks.
- Persons that have a letter signed by ICRC
- Free assessment in consultation with the Macedonian
Read Cross (for special cases only)
- Persons that have medical documentation
Persons under 1- 3 will receive everything that is distributed
as humanitarian assistance. Persons registered under 4 will only receive
registration prove in order to obtain free medical treatment.
Returnees from Kosovo that can not be registered under any of the four
above-mentioned criteria will be registered on a separate list.
- The chairman asked everybody to consider that
organization of transport for IDPs on the route Kumanovo- Skopje-Kumanovo
as well as Skopje-Tetovo is needed.
- The chairman informed about the food request
given from the people from Drenovec 1 and 2 and village of Poroj.
- The Chairman reminded everybody that autumn
is closing in and asked for winter clothing to be provided for IDPs.
- Aleksandar Krzalovski, MCIC, NGO Humanitarian
Co-ordination, asked accreditation that will assure freedom of movement,
to be issued to the Local Non-governmental Humanitarian Organizations.
- Aleksandar Krzalovski, MCIC, NGO Humanitarian
Co-ordination, asked for Local Non-governmental Humanitarian Organizations
to be released of pay toll.
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