Damaged objects repairing
20th September 2001
Macedonian Center for International Cooperation started
the activities within its repairing programme intended for objects (individual
houses and public infrastructure) that suffered minor damages. The activities
consist of provision of material for repairing the damages.
Firstly, the objects were categorised, then detailed assessment of the
damages was carried out and finally the needed material for repairing
was distributed. The repair works will be carried out by the beneficiaries
themselves. This is the first case of repairing houses in Macedonia, and
these activities will continue in the areas where there will be a need.
On September 19, MCIC started the first repairing works in the village
of Lopate, where two trucks of construction material were distributed
to eight beneficiaries, both for ethnic Macedonians (6) and for ethnic
Albanians (2). A total of 20 houses are damaged in Lopate, two of which
are completely destroyed, while the other suffered partial damages. All
villagers, without exception, are proud of their joint life, which now
should continue and be set as an example to follow.
The activities are carried out in coordination with the Coordination Body
for Crises Management and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
(UNHCR). The assets are a donation of the Canadian Government / CIDA and
were provided through a cooperation agreement with UNHCR. Wherever possible,
MCIC will support the return of the displaced persons in various ways,
such as: provision of humanitarian aid (food), provision of access and
regular visits to the villages, as well as rehabilitation of livelihoods
for those whose houses suffered damages.
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