Russian Federation: first UNHCR aid convoy arrives in Ingushetia
The first UNHCR aid convoy arrived today in Ingushetia from Stavropol in southern Russia carrying 80 tons of emergency aid and food for thousands of Chechens displaced by the recent bombing of Chechnya by Russian aircraft. Two UNHCR national staff accompanied the convoy on the 10-hour overnight journey to Nazran, Ingushetia.
The four 20-ton trucks carrying blankets, tents, water tanks, kitchen sets, plastic sheeting, sugar and oil. Three more convoys are planned over the next ten days. Each will bring enough aid for 10,000 people.
Most of the Chechen displaced have fled to the Sunjinski district of Ingushetia.