FEDERATION OF RED
CROSS AND RED CRESCENT SOCIETIES
DELEGATION IN AZERBAIJAN
Second phase of Fizuli Repatriation and Rehabilitation
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has commenced the
implementation of the second phase of Fizuli Repatriation and Rehabilitation Programme.
The pilot project was devised to facilitate the return of some 160 Internally Displaced
Families, living in the Southern camps to liberated areas of Fizuli district. The
programme entails three major components:
1. Reconstruction of about 160 houses,
2. Provision of interest free loans for income generation purposes,
3. Community development projects
In the first phase of the
pilot programme 85 houses were reconstructed in the Shukurbeily village of Fizuly
district. In order to promote self-sustainability amongst the returning families, 88
individual loans were issued. Most of the loans were utilized to initiate agricultural
activities and animal husbandry. In the context of community development a green house
project, which will benefit the whole village, is underway.
A major emphasis was placed on community participation, especially for the
rehabilitation of the houses.
The main donors of the first phase of the programme were TACIS, ECHO, Swiss Government,
Swiss Red Cross and Japanese Red Cross.
The second phase of the programme is to be carried out with the same parameters as the
first one. Some 80 more houses will be rehabilitated, making it possible for a larger
number of IDPs to return to their places of origin. These families will also be entitled
to loans for job and income generation.
The funding for the reconstruction part of the programme is secured by German Red Cross
through German Government.
Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society (AzRCS) has been closely involved in design and
implementation of the programme. It is envisaged that AzRCS will eventually undertake such
projects with little or no external assistance in the future.
For more information please, contact the
Information Department of the Azerbaijan Delegation of the International Federation of Red
Cross & Red Crescent Societies.
Tel: 925 792; Fax: 971 889