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Northern Caucasus

The IRC began working in the Northern Caucasus during the first Chechen war
The IRC began working in the Northern Caucasus during the first Chechen war
The IRC initially provided emergency aid to displaced people
The IRC initially provided emergency aid to displaced people in Ingushetia and Dagestan
The IRC's projects help those affected by conflict to return and resettle
The IRC's projects help those affected by conflict to return and resettle
Our work includes civic recovery and community reconstruction
Our work includes civic recovery and community reconstruction
The IRC provide assistance in livelihoods and shelter
The IRC provides assistance in livelihoods, shelter and community infrastructure
The IRC provides assistance in agriculture
The IRC provides assistance in agriculture

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Overview

The Northern Caucasus is a region on the southern border of the Russian Federation, which includes the republics of Chechnya, Ingushetia and Dagestan. The region was torn apart by the first and second Chechen wars between 1994 and 2001. An estimated 300,000 people in Chechnya were forced to flee their homes. Today, the region is still coping with the consequences of those conflicts. Both the local and the refugee population remain poor and marginalised, suffering from underdeveloped infrastructure, high unemployment, weak and unresponsive government, corruption and violence.

The International Rescue Committee began working in the Northern Caucasus during the first Chechen war and responded again following the start of the second Chechen war.

How we help
  • The IRC initially provided emergency aid to displaced people in Ingushetia and Dagestan.
  • Today, the IRC's projects help those affected by conflict to return and resettle, providing assistance in agriculture, livelihoods, shelter, community infrastructure, civil society development and civic recovery.

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