NATIONAL HUMANITARIAN CO-ORDINATION
1.Overview/update by the
1.Overview/update by the
2.Overview of the activities of
the Macedonian Red Cross and ICRC/IFRC
3.Update by other UN Agencies &
To start the 2002 programme, Italian government has provided US$ 442,500 for seeds and fertilisers to cover 6,000 farmers in Tetovo area. It is expected that the Dutch government will provide US$500,000 for potatoes and maize seeds.
UNHCR continues with its regular activities and assistance to IDPs, returnees and conflict affected population. Regarding the shelter activities, UNHCR in collaboration with its implementing partners is working on new house damage assessment and plan for house repair for damaged houses cat. 1&2. The process of gathering ideas and selection of QIPs projects has started.
ECHO reported that the food distribution to conflict affected population (implementing partner-AAH) was finalised. The food distribution for IDPs in host families and social cases is ongoing (implementing partner InterSos) as planned.
UNICEF informed the group that the second phase of furniture distribution for schools in the conflict-affected regions and schools that received IDP students is ongoing.
Last week with assistance of TFF containers were delivered for the school in the village of Nikustak. From the total number of 78 schools in need of rehabilitation (36 in Tetovo region, 26 in Kumanovo region and 16 in Skopje region, 45 were rehabilitated, for 15 some donors have expressed interest and for 18 more funds for rehabilitation have to be found.
UNDP informed the meeting about the distribution of animal feed (implementing partner-CRIC) for 340 farmers in Lopate.
WHO reported that efforts are made for the revitalisation of the health care in the Lipkovo region. Some ambulantas have already been rehabilitated and now the possibilities for equipping the facilities as well as establishment of mobile teams are explored. Next week a meeting will be held with Ministry of Health and the director of the Medical Centre Kumanovo to solve this issue.
4.Update on UN activities (OCHA)
The preliminary transitional framework is ready, and as a result of this process new sectors will be introduced.
5.Update on local NGOsí
activities (MCIC, Mesecina)
It was emphasised that the international NGOs should improve the collaboration with Macedonian NGOs
El Hilal distributed monthly report of their activities.
6.Update on international NGOsí activities
(International NGO Council)