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North Caucasus Emergency Health Update No.10

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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 the Migration Service of the Republic of Ingushetia by February 11, 2000

Population profile
Number of IDPs
IDPs from Chechnya in Ingushetia
185,000
IDPs who have returned to Chechnya
30-50,000

The above numbers are changing constantly as people move to other republics or to the northern parts of Chechnya.

UNHCR/DRC working in close cooperation with the Regional Migration Service and local administrations is now in the

process of completing registration of IDPs.

There are 19 camps for IDPs and 182 spontaneous settlements with 22,000 inhabitants in Ingushetia..

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.

About 70% of IDPs are living with host families, 20% in spontaneous settlements and 10% in camps.

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