National Humanitarian Coordination
NATIONAL HUMANITARIAN CO-ORDINATION
18th Co-ordination Meeting
6th December 2001
1.Overview/update by the
from the Presidentís Cabinet
3.Overview of the activities of the Macedonian Red Cross and ICRC/IFRC
4.Update on UN activities (UNHCR)
5.Update by other UN Agencies
6.Update on local NGOsí activities (Mesecina and League of Womenís
Organisations in the R. of Macedonia)
7.Update on international NGOsí activities (International NGO Council)
8.Overview of the current winterization activities (winter clothing,
heating, firewood distribution) and gaps
1.Overview/update by the Chair
Mr. Cadinovski informed
the meeting that new Co-ordinator of the Governmental Crisis Management
Body is Mrs. Dosta Dimovska. If any changes in the activities and
organisation of this body occurred, the meeting would be informed
promptly. The Chair was sorry that again representatives from the
Ministries, Governmental Crisis Management Body and International
Organisations were not able to attend this meeting, but efforts will be
made that all invited attend next meeting.
Repairs of the heating
systems in 4 CCs, financed by UNDP, are on going. Firewood and winter
clothing distribution is also on going, as well as the house repair cat.I
& II. The subsidy of the transport costs for the students travelling on
the routes Tetovo-Skopje and Kumanovo-Skopje is still an open issue.
the Presidentís Cabinet
3.Overview of the activities of
the Macedonian Red Cross and ICRC/IFRC
ICRC informed the meeting that the process
of re-registration would be finalized soon and the numbers of the
registered IDPs will be available. Because of the specific security
situation in Tetovo and so called micro-displacement, ICRC together with
AAH visited homes and conducted telephone interviews to assess the
possibilities for the re-registration of some of the micro-displaced
persons. A written document has been produced for this exercise, available
to all interested parties. Distribution of food for approximately three
months was conducted for the conflict-affected residence. The regular food
distribution for IDPs in CCs will continue.
4.Update on UN activities (UNHCR)
UNHCR informed the meeting that UN
Consolidated Agency Appeal had been launched and UN Country team asked for
$42,000,000 as support for their humanitarian activities and assistance to
IDPs, refugees and the country.
UNHCR continues with the
firewood distribution and house repair of 1,600 houses cat. II & I.
Currently UNHCR is working on its 2002 programmes. It was announced that
in the next year QIPs funding would be available.
5.Update by other UN Agencies
UNICEF will distribute school furniture
(chairs and desks) in Tearce, Lesok, Radusa, Ljubanci, Ljuboten, and
Brodec. Distribution of 1,000 textbooks will be conducted in Skopje.
WHO continues with its
regular activities, implementation of the TB and mental health projects.
Probably sometime next week a joint meeting with the Ministry of Health
and representatives of different local and international NGOs working in
this field would be organised.
Last week a Community Mental
Health centre was opened in Prilep, forth one, as a part of the mental
health project aiming in provision of more human conditions for almost
2,500 persons with mental handicap across the country. These people also
have right of dignity and not to be stigmatized. This is not only a health
issue and needs to be addressed multi-sectoraly.
6.Update on local NGOsí
activities (Mesecina and League of Womenís Organisations in the R. of
NGO Mesecina informed the meeting
that on the local NGOsí co-ordination meeting was concluded that security
in the conflict-affected areas was improved. Still a better co-ordination
between local NGOs and the government is needed to provide services to
So far not enough humanitarian
assistance was given to IDPs from the Gornorekanska area.
In Strumica, 50 Roma were moved by
force from their homes and now living on street.
The League of Womenís
Organisations in the R. of Macedonia, also emphasised that a lot more can
be done to relief IDPs. According to the information received by IDPs,
from their regular visits of the CCs, winter clothing, milk for the
youngest and complementary food (fruit and juices) is needed. This NGO
donated to IDPs, hosted in CCs, 30 washing machines, 30 ironing boards, 60
irons, 100 laundry drying grades and 60 hair dryers.
They also expressed their
gratitude to German Caritas for its new winter clothing distribution to
IDPs in CCs.
7.Update on international NGOsí activities
(International NGO Council)
David Mayo, the new secretary of the International NGO Council, said
that on the last NGO Council meeting was agreed upon that in the period to
come a strategy for better co-ordination between the international NGOs,
local NGOs, government, municipalities and donors should be prepared.
8.Overview of the current
winterization activities (winter clothing, heating, firewood distribution)
UNICEF next week will distribute winter
clothing for ID and refugee children age 0-18, hosted in CCs, while UNHCR
will distribute underwear.
German Caritas with the
approved 400,000DEM, from the Stability Pact through the German
Government, will provide new winter clothing for all adults IDPs in CCs
(children in CCs will be covered by UNICEF) and adults and children IDPs
hosted in families in the south of the country.
Every IDP will receive:
winter jacket, shoes, sweater, jeans, hat, gloves, scarf, two pairs of
socks, and three sets of underwear.
9.AOB 8,800 for the three
and four monthsí periods, respectively.
Swiss Disaster Relief, SDR, announced that
the Cash for Shelter project was finalised. In total 3,120
beneficiaries that were hosting IDPs received financial assistance through
the Macedonian Post Offices; 1,611 received MKD 6,600 and 1, 509 families
Previous Coordination Reports
- 17th Coordinative
meeting [22 Nov 2001]
- 16th Coordinative
meeting [8 Nov 2001]
- 15th Coordinative
meeting [1 Nov 2001]
Coordinative meeting [25 Oct 2001]
- 13th Coordinative meeting
[18 Oct 2001]
Coordinative meeting [26 Sep 2001]
Coordinative meeting [20 Sep 2001]
Coordinative meeting [13 Sep 2001]
Coordinative meeting [6 Sep 2001]
Coordinative meeting [30 Aug 2001]
Coordinative meeting [16 Aug 2001]
Coordinative meeting [8 Aug 2001]
Coordinative meeting [26 Jul 2001]
Coordinative meeting [19 Jul 2001]
Coordinative meeting [11 Jul 2001]