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Danish Refugee Council North Caucasus Mission Report - Sep 2006

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General Overview

DRC operates a large assistance programme in the Northern Caucasus in partnership with United Nations (UNHCR, WFP, FAO, UNDP), the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO) and the governments of Denmark (DANIDA), Norway (through the Norwegian Refugee Council, NRC), the Netherlands (DUTCH), Sweden (SIDA), and Ireland (DC-Ireland). DRC carries out activities in food aid, registration, mine risk education and physical and socioeconomic rehabilitation in Chechnya, Ingushetia, Dagestan and North Ossetia. Furthermore, DRC facilitates ‘Caucasus NGO Networking Initiative’

Numbers and Characteristics of the Target Group

In September, there were 20,075 IDPs (4,614 households) from Chechnya’s second conflict displaced in Ingushetia. The number of IDPs decreased by 1489 individuals (compared to 21,564 IDPs in July 2006). The majority of the IDPs in Ingushetia (3,217 households) live in the private sector, while 1,397 households reside in temporary settlements. In total, 613 IDPs registered their return to Chechnya: 488 people from temporary settlements and 125 from the private sector.

Out of 20,075 IDPs in Ingushetia, 3,647 individuals belong to the vulnerable strata, which according to UNHCR criteria, includes pregnant and lactating women, children under the age of three, the disabled, elderly people without adequate social support, orphans and children from single parent homes.


IDPs in Ingushetia (DRC statistics as of 30 September 2006):
Gender
>2000
<=2000 - >1988
<=1988 - >1945
<=1945
Total
per cent
Female
987
2729
6396
892
11004
54,8%
Male
1096
2705
4765
505
9071
45,2
Total
2083
5434
11161
1397
20075
100%
Percentage
10,38%
27,07%
55,60%
6,96%
100%