Chechnya: 1,000 crossing every day?
The Ingushetian authorities now put the number of people displaced from Chechnya at more than 222,000 with about 1,000 people crossing every day. Another UNHCR convoy with relief items arrived in Nazran this morning bringing 120 winterised tents, 200 firewood stoves and 136 mts of food. UNHCR has spent US $832,000 since the start of the relief operation on October 1. The High Commissioner will brief the Secretary-General on her mission to Russia this afternoon. Mr Annan and Mrs Ogata will subsequently meet on Chechnya with the heads of UN humanitarian agencies.