NATIONAL HUMANITARIAN CO-ORDINATION
Mr. Boge Cadinovski was sorry that again representatives from the Ministries, Governmental Crisis Management Body and NGOs were not able to attend this meeting.
Mr. Cadinovski informed the meeting that together with Zola Dowell, OCHA, they have visited the CC Olimpisko Selo where there is a heating problem. He reminded the present organisations that the heating issue is really important one as only in some parts of Skopje there is central heating, which means that fire wood and heating oil for IDPs hosted in families and in CCs should be obtained as soon as possible.
So far no answer was given by IOM with regard to the organisation of transport for IDPs, students, and high school students on the routes Skopje-Tetovo-Skopje and Kumanovo-Skopje, though the request for organised transport was submitted to IOM almost two months ago.
Zola Dowell, OCHA, emphasised that the heating issue is a problem that needs to be followed up and together with Mr. Cadinovski they will look at it again. Nevertheless one should bear on mind that maybe the expectations are to high then the possibilities (e.g. upgrading the heating system for 120 IDP in CCs Olimpsko Selo would cost around 90,000 DEM)
Vasilka Dimovska, WHO, informed the meeting that the results from the joint assessment, with Ministry of Health, of health facilities in the conflicts areas are sent to the Ministry for comments and the final version will be published on Macedonian and English. On the next National Humanitarian Co-ordination meeting the final document will be distributed to all interested parties.
Monique Thormann, UNICEF, said that the first phase
of textbook distribution was finished and the second phase will be completed
in the next two weeks. UNICEF presented Dr. Kos's, UNICEF's consultant,
psychosocial analyses of IDP survey:
All organisations that are working in the psychosocial field should find appropriate tool for comprehensive response of IDPs' needs emphasised in this report.
Natasa Ljubeckij, FAO, informed the meeting that the
distribution of fertilisers has started in Sv. Nikole and Tetovo. The
distribution is going as planned, with no problems reported so far.
Sami Beslimi, Ministry of Trade, informed the meeting
about the request received from an Albanian gynecologist that has a private
ordination. This doctor according to the Hippocratic oath was treating
IDP patients without any payment. Due to the economic problems that he
is facing with, now he is asking only material cost to be subsidised.
Zore Gjorgova, Women Alliance of R. Macedonia, NGO Humanitarian Co-ordination, informed the meeting that the regular NGO Humanitarian Co-ordination meeting was held on 30/10/01. At the meeting on-going activities and problems were discussed. The Women Alliance of R. Macedonia is running projects in two CCs in Skopje, Olipmisko Selo and Pelagonija.