The objective of this special programme is to assist Azerbaijan to cope with difficult social circumstances resulting from the Nagorno Karabakh conflict. Close to one million people have been forced to flee their homes. The support of these refugees and internally displaced people places a severe strain on the country's economy and funds available for social expenditure are very limited. This programme will finance projects for a total of up to euro 9.5 million and priority will be given to investment in the social infrastructure rehabilitation field. Amongst the projects proposed are : flood protections measures in the Sheki-Zakatala region, completion of the "Hazi Aslanov" metro station, purchase of equipment for HIV/AIDS testing laboratories and reconstruction of Bina prison TBC treatment unit.