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DRC press release on alleged relocation of office to Chechnya

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  • Norbert Strade
    [no dateline] PRESS RELEASE of the Danish Refugee Council Last week a number of the Russian media sources published information about intention of the Danish
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 1, 2001
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      [no dateline]

      PRESS RELEASE of the Danish Refugee Council

      Last week a number of the Russian media sources published information about
      intention of the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) to relocate its field office
      from Nazran (Republic of Ingushetia) to the neighboring Chechnya and to divert
      humanitarian assistance channeled through DRC for Chechnya IDPs staying in
      Ingushetia to the Chechen Republic.

      Thereupon, the Danish Refugee Council would like to state the following:

      1. Due to the present security situation in Chechnya and several other
      factors, DRC has never considered a possibility to establish permanent
      presence in Chechnya and will continue managing the humanitarian operations
      from its office in Nazran.

      2. The Danish Refugee Council has never assumed or examined a possibility to
      redirect its humanitarian assistance, being distributed to Chechnya displaced
      living in Ingushetia, to the Chechen Republic. DRC will continue providing
      relief aid to those Chechnya internally displaced people willing to stay in
      Ingushetia.

      As part of its Emergency Assistance Program, the Danish Refugee Council, being
      a lead humanitarian agency in the North Caucasus, is providing humanitarian
      aid to more than 400,000 Chechnya internally displaced people on the territory
      of Ingushetia, Chechnya and Dagestan, as well as to the vulnerable population
      groups inside Chechnya. DRC will keep on its work aimed to relieve sufferings
      of the victims of the conflict in Chechnya.

      For further information, please contact:

      Danish Refugee Council

      Acting Representative, Svend Kjeldgaard Petersen (English)
      Tel: +7 8652 35 69 18, mobile +7 8652 912 047; Email: skpc@... (Russia)
      Tel: +45 33 73 53 82, mobile +45 24 27 79 15; Email: skpc@... (Denmark)

      Special Advisor, Zelim Yandarov (Russian)
      Tel/fax: + 7 8652 - 35 69 15, mobile + 7 8652 - 913 789; E-mail: yandarov@...
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