North Caucasus Emergency Health Update No. 8

Situation Report
Originally published


Health assistance to the population affected by the emergency
Compiled by WHO.
Profile of IDP population

Number of internally displaced (IDPs) and their locations, as reported by federal and regional governmental authorities, up to 12 January 2000:

Population profile Number of IDPs

  • IDPs from Chechnya in Ingushetia 150,000 - 185,000
  • IDPs who have returned 35,000 - 70,000
  • IDPs from Chechnya in Dagestan 7,000

The above numbers are changing constantly as people move to other republics or to the northern parts of Chechnya. The United Nations estimates that at least 75% of IDPs in Ingushetia are living with host families. According to various sources of information, 15,000-40,000 civilians still remain in Grozny. Both in Ingushetia and Dagestan, women and children make up an overwhelming majority of the IDPs. According to the UNHCR household survey, 78% of the IDPs are women and children.


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