Federal Foreign Office provides 680,000 euro in humanitarian aid for the northern Caucasus

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Since the beginning of 2003 the Federal Foreign Office has provided a total of 680,000 euro for humanitarian relief activities in the northern Caucasus. Most of this money is earmarked for projects to help conflict victims in Chechnya, Ingushetia and Dagestan.
The two main recipients - the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva - have each been allocated 275,000 euro to fund emergency relief for civilians, children, prisoners and the sick and wounded. This money will help provide emergency accommodation, daily necessities and medical care for conflict victims in Chechnya, Ingushetia and Dagestan.

An amount of 130,000 euro has also been allocated to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). This support is intended to help OCHA continue the important work its Moscow office and its field office in Nasran (Ingushetia) are doing to coordinate and steer the activities of UN aid agencies and a wide range of non-governmental organizations in the northern Caucasus.

Providing emergency care and relief for the victims of the Chechnya conflict is also in 2003 one of the priorities of the Federal Government's humanitarian activities abroad.