Emergency Project in Chechnya
The conflict between the Russian Federation and Chechnya has claimed over 100’000 lives, and left towns and cities in ruins. At the height of the conflict more than 350’000 people fled the country into neighbouring Ingushetia, settling in cramped and squalid Internal Displaced People camps, whilst those remaining in Chechnya endured wretched living conditions amidst the ruins.
Islamic Relief began to implement the “World Food Programme food relief programme” in Internal Displaced People camps in Ingushetia in 2000, distributing basic food items to families displaced by the conflict. Following the closure of all Internal Displaced People camps in June 2004, Islamic Relief has continued to implement this “World Food Programme food relief programme” in seven villages of the Nazran region As an implementing partner of World Food Programme, Islamic Relief distributes food parcels on a monthly basis to families in 7 villages in the Nazran Region of Ingushetia. The food parcels containing flour, sugar, vegetable oil and salt provide vital relief to both Ingush families hosting Chechen IDPs and also to internally displaced Chechens living in temporary accommodation in the region.
In order to improve the quality of life of the Internal Displaced People, Islamic Relief aims to ensure that the basic nutritional needs of the target population are met through the provision of essential food commodities.
The main activities of the project is the monthly distribution of food parcels containing flour, sugar, vegetable oil and salt to residents of 7 villages in Nazran, Ingushetia. 4’700 benefit from this programme activity.
The project begun in 2000 and it is ongoing. The budget amounts to 588’900 USD in 2005.