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 Report - Brief information about the number of IDPs and refugees in the Republic of Azerbaijan and the government structures involved in the solution of their problems (CM)

 Report date: 13.11.2002

Brief information about the number of IDPs and refugees in the Republic of Azerbaijan and the government structures involved in the solution of their problems

As a result of the methodically conducted ethnic cleansing policy of Armenia during 1988-1992, 250,000 Azerbaijanis, who historically lived in that territory, were forcedly deported from their native land and came to Azerbaijan.

At the same time, 50,000 Mesketians, exiled from Central Asia in 1990, found refuge in Azerbaijan.
As a consequence of military aggression of Armenian armed forces in 1988, 20% of Azerbaijan territories-Mountainous Garabagh and 7 adjacent regions-were occupied, and 60,000 Azerbaijanis of Mountainous Garabagh and more than 600,000 fellow-countrymen from surrounding regions lost their permanent residences and were temporarily settled in more than 1600 shelters within 62 cities and regions of the country.
Moreover, due to this encroachment, 100,000 Azerbaijanis living in territories adjoining with Armenia such as the Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan, Agstafa, Gazakh, Tovuz, Agjabadi, Gadabay and Tar-Tar regions were forced to leave their homeland.

Thus, there are more than one million IDPs and refugees in Azerbaijan.
The State Committee for Refugee and IDPs was established to resolve their problems. To centralize management of all the problems, the Deputy prime Minister / Chairman of the State Committee position was created within the Cabinet of Ministers, by decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated November 18, 1998. The Department for Problems of Refugees, IDPs and Migration was created at the Cabinet of Ministers, with the same decree. Along with the problems of refugees and IDPs, implementation of the projects on reconstruction of houses, establishment of settlements, repatriation, rehabilitation in the territories librated from occupation, as well as the migration issues are coordinated by the above-mentioned State structures.

The Republican Commission on International Humanitarian Assistance was established, with the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan's decree #144, dated January 15, 1995. This Commission, headed by the Deputy Prime Minister, The Chairman of the State Committee for Refugees and IDPs, Mr. Ali Hasanov, includes relevant ministries, committees, heads of firms, and representatives of the relevant government structures.
According to its regulations, the Republican Commission on International Humanitarian Assistance coordinates the activities of local and international humanitarian organizations in Azerbaijan. This includes their registration with appropriate authorities, visa, taxes, legalization of the humanitarian cargoes, which enter the country without taxation and customs duties, based on "The Rules on acceptance of the humanitarian assistance in the Republic of Azerbaijan; its registration, sharing and distribution", their acceptance without service fees, distribution. At the same time, it also includes analysis of the social problems of refugees and IDPs, as well as vulnerable population by the government and international humanitarian organizations, identifying their ways of solution, carrying out urgent measures, providing the IDPs with food, non-food goods, shelter, health, education, micro-credit, creation of jobs to help them to be self-sufficient, the implementation of other important projects, with the purpose to eliminate poverty, rehabilitate the communication lines, water and gas pipelines and social buildings in regions of compact settlements, and directing community development projects, and other issues in a centralized form with appropriate executive authorities of the government.

In connection with the solution of problems of IDPs and refugees and with the considered projects, regular discussions are held with the ambassadors of foreign countries, representatives of donor agencies and heads of international humanitarian organizations and appropriate decisions are adopted.

International and local NGOs operating in Azerbaijan are submitting detailed reports on their activities and expenditures to the Republican Commission for International Humanitarian Assistance in writing, receiving advanced approval for their future projects and fields of operations. In connection with the solution of problems of IDPs and Refugees, the work done by the government and the international humanitarian organizations are discussed and future activities are identified in the meetings and workshops, with their participation and planned projects are implemented, after being approved by relevant government authorities.
The Republican Commission for International Humanitarian Assistance carries out its activities through the Department for Problems of Refugees, IDPs and Migration.

It is recommended to send all the applications related to this to the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Chairman of the State Committee on Refugees and IDPs, Mr. Ali Hasanov.

Department for Problems of Refugees, IDPs and
Migration under the Cabinet of Ministers

Address: Baku, 370066, Lermontov St., 68.
Contact Phones: (994 12) 92-55-29, Fax: (994 12) 92-07-06
E-mail: nk@cabmin.baku.az



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