Emergency action of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement for the North Caucasus and the South of Russia (July 2002)
31-07-2002 Operational Update
Chechnya - Ingushetia - Daghestan - North Ossetia, Kabardino-Balakaria and the south of Russia
Over the last two months the ICRC has been looking in detail at the situation with IDPs in Ingushetia in order to better adapt to the needs of the eligible IDP population. The ICRC started a verification/update exercise in June. This assessment has been carried out with respect to the IDPs residing in camps, spontaneous settlements and in private sector in Ingushetia.
In July the first phase of the verification/update exercise has been completed. All IDPs eligible for assistance were required to present themselves to the verification points and to update their personal profiles. On the basis of provided information, they got a voucher, which should be shown at the next distribution in order to receive complimentary food aid and hygienic items.
The new round of distribution will start in the beginning of August. The ICRC plans to address the needs of around 90,000 beneficiaries. During the second and the third phase of the verification/update exercise, the ICRC officers visit the residence of the IDPs to cross-check the received information, to get acquainted with the living conditions, as well as to see the members of the household who were not present at the initial stage of the verification because of illness or for other proper reasons. All this data will be processed and analysed by the ICRC staff. This will help to enhance further the efficiency of the ICRC operations and will ensure better coordination among humanitarian organisations assisting IDPs in Ingushetia.