During the month of October 674 MTs of food was distributed
to 47,508 beneficiaries making 90,396 beneficiaries served during
the fifth round. WV Bosnia Project Manager visits QIIP to help
improve tracking systems. Shelter, a time of reflection and
preparation for the work to be carried out during the next six
months. All 357 families affected by the storm in Yeni
Alibairamle have their roofs repaired.
1. Supplementary Food
The fifth round of the 1997
distribution of World Food Programme (WFP) supplied,
supplementary food rations to seventeen of the north-central and
northwestern districts was completed on the 30th October. During
the month over 674 MT of food has been distributed to 47,508
beneficiaries, bringing the total for the round to 90, 396
beneficiaries receiving supplementary food rations of flour,
peas, oil and sugar. This month 120 MT of peas and 1,225 MT of
wheat flour arrived and was unloaded at the warehouse in
A number of cases where
highlighted by WFP where duplication existed between WV, CARE and
IIRO beneficiaries. In these cases, as agreed with the Government
of Azerbaijan, those names were deleted from the WVAz
The withdrawal of USDAs
support for CARE means that over 83,000 beneficiaries will no
longer be receiving food. It is anticipated that there will be
future issues and problems as beneficiaries move to WVAz areas or
try to receive food. Unfortunately at the moment WFP cannot
supply WVAz with sufficient food to provide for these additional
Farewells were said to Majed
Fassih this month, WVAz wishes him all the best in his new
posting in Teran, and looks forward to working with Mr Luay
Basil, and Mr Cherif Zaher on his arrival.
2. Income Generation:
The Quick Impact Income
Project (QIIP) which aims to improve the standard of living of
IDPs through economic independence, continues to proceed well.
This month a further 131 loans were distributed in Gange, Gazakh,
Mingechevir and Baku, providing a means for families to start or
expand a small business and earn an income. The programme now
only distributes loans, with the grant component having stopped
at the end of September.
The WV project manager for
the microenterprise project in Bosnia visited Azerbaijan in a
consultancy capacity at the start of the month. Mr Settle visited
the project to evaluate the different systems that were in place
and provide advice on how to improve them. The visit was useful
and we hope to benefit from a follow up visit in the future.
3. Shelter Rehabilitation:
October has been a month of reflection and consolidation as
the work on the first set of buildings was brought to a close.
Whilst retentions held, mean that addition work resolving any
problems may be carried out at certain buildings, the work at all
but one site included in the original list, has been completed.
Work at the remaining site involves the connecting of the main
electricity supply to the main supply in Sumgait. Additionally
this month the list of contractors was also revisited, and
additions were made to the list as well the removal of
contractors who had performed bad work, or were duplicated on the
list through different representatives.
During the next six month it is the intension is to
rehabilitate buildings in Sumgait housing over 5,623 IDPs.
4. Food For Work:
The Food For Work project has
now filled all 124 jobs and work is due to begin
cleaning and maintaining the shelters where the families in Gange
and Mingechevir live. The FFW project is a pilot project to look
at targeting the food to more vulnerable people, and allowing
work befitting the community ro be carried out at the same time.
5. Emergency Rehabilitation:
The work funded by the British Government to rehabilitate the
houses in Yeni Alibairamle whose roofs were destroyed by the
storms in June was completed this month. By the end of the month,
all the main areas of the roofs had been repaired for the 357
families who had been effected. The project was carried out
working closely with the community, and priorities of which
houses to work on first decided with the community. The old
asbestos sheets have been carefully disposed of in order to
minimise the dangers associated with asbestos dust. Accordingly,
with sacks provided by WFP, WVAz organised the collection of all
broken asbestos, which was then be buried in a area away from the