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North Caucasus: new, higher, flight figures

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North Caucasus: new, higher, flight figures

20 March 2000

A new census carried out jointly by UNHCR and the Danish Refugee Council shows that the number of people who have fled from Chechnya to Ingushetia is higher than originally estimated, with the number of the people fleeing Chechnya on the increase. According to the count, Ingushetia now hosts 214,000 people displaced from Chechnya, up from some 185,000 registered just two weeks ago. Over the past several days the number of people fleeing Chechnya have risen sharply. On Monday, 500 newly displaced persons arrived in Ingushetia, fleeing continued fighting in the districts of Shatoi and Urus-Martan. Today, another UNHCR convoy arrived in Ingushetia's capital Nazran bringing 15 trucks of food and medicine donated by several agencies.