NATIONAL HUMANITARIAN CO-ORDINATION
1.Overview/update by the Chair
3.Update by other UN Agencies & Donors
4.Update of UN activities, OCHA
5.Update on local NGOsí activities
6.Update on international NGOsí activities (International NGO Council)
Overview/update by the Chairman
There is an impression that activities are scaled down in the period when all efforts are focused on the IDP return and assistance in food distribution, shelter and reconstruction, and seed distribution should be intensified.
UNHCR agreed with the Chairman and noted that all coordination mechanisms should continue as well as the funds raising efforts to cover the necessary humanitarian activities.
OCHA informed the group regarding the UN Country team funds raising activity for clearance, reconstruction of damaged houses cat 3 & 4, as well as provision of agriculture inputs, as these issues were some of the impediments for IDP return.
Overview of the activities of the Macedonian Red Cross
The process of de-registration, conducted by the MRC, is ongoing, and decreasing of IDP number is expected. Only persons with damaged houses cat. 3 & 4 will be eligible for IDP status.
Update by other UN Agencies & Donors
UNICEF has finalised rehabilitation of eight schools, out of the nine committed.
WHO reported that ARCís medical mobile teams are working in the villages of Matejce, Nikustak and Slupcane. WHO furnished the ambulantas and the basic equipment is due to arrive soon. After the rehabilitation of the ambulanta situated between the villages of Lojane and Vaksince, another mobile team will be deployed. WHO will assure all the necessary working conditions as it did for the above mentioned ambulantas.
Discussions with IRC for provision of additional 4 mobile teams to be deployed in Aracinovo, Radusa, Lojane and Kumanovo are on going.
Update on UN activities, OCHA
Update on local NGOsí activities
Update on international NGOsí activities (International
The process will start on 15 May and end with a National NGO Congress in October.
The Chairman asked food enough for 2-3 months to be distributed to all returnees.
UNHCR highlighted the need for coordination, emphasising the importance of this meeting with suggestion National Humanitarian Coordination to follow the meeting schedule of the sector groups that are held bimonthly or monthly, and next meeting to be held in June.