On works performed within 2012 year by the State Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan for Affairs of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons
I N F O R M A T I O N
Solution of social problems of internally displaced persons
The implementation of measures intended in the State Program «On improvement of living conditions and increasing employment of refugees and internally displaced persons» approved by Order No.298 on July, 2004 of the Presient of Azerbaijan Republic and «Additions» made to the State Program approved by Orders No 2475 dated on October 31, 2007, No 1346 dated on February 21, 2011 were continued successfully in 2012.
During the year, the President of Azerbaijan Republic adopted 2 Decrees and Orders, the Cabinet of Ministers made 17 decisions and orders.
In the previous year:
On January 21, 2014, the President of Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev attended the opening ceremony of a block consisting of 9five-storey residential building settled for 525 internally displaced persons in Goranboy region, on September 9, the opening of settlement built for 423 IDPs in the territory of Shaki region and on December 27, in the opening ceremony of newly settled block for 1440 IDPs in the territory of Mushvigabad settlement, Garadagh district;
resettlement of internally displaced persons to the block consisting of 10 residential buildings for 560 families with all the bütün zəruri sosial-texniki infrastruktur obyektlərinə in Agjabadi city was completed;
new residential settlement was built for 195 IDPs settled in fintype settlement in the territory of barda region and resettlement of internally displaced persons was completed;
in the first phase a new settlement was built for 325 families from 550 IDP families temporarily settled in fin-type settlements in the territory of Imishli region and put into use of IDPs:
a new residential block was settled for 502 internally displaced persons temporarily settled in fin-type settlements and school building in the territory of Mingachevir city;
the construction of a new settlement for 760 IDP families in the territory of Masazyr settlement, Absheron region is nearing completion;
in 2012, 871 IDP families were moved to the new apartments taken into state ownership in connection with the state needs at the expense of funds allocated by Ministry of Finance;
the construction of 28 houses (13 houses in Beylagan region, 7 houses in Oghuz region, 8 houses in Saatli region) for Meskhetian Turks at the expense of 1 million manat investment costs from the state budget was completed;
7 private houses werebuilt for 7 IDP families from Lachin region inMurovdagh settlement, Goychay region.
So, in 2012 the housing condition of 4.553 families and 22.765 internally displaced persons was improved which is more than 2.430 families or 12.150 persons compared to 2011.
During the year, 6 new residential complexes with an area of 296 thousand square meters were built, 4.553 IDp families consisting of 22.765 persons were resettled to new houses, 6 schools with 330 seat were constructed.
Also 6 kindergartens, 4 medical centres, 5 clubs-commmunity centres, 5 administrative building were built and put into use, 42,0 km roadway, 60,0 km water pipeline, 129,0 km power line, 92,5 km gas pipeline, 3,4 km heat line, 7,4 km sewer line, 12 reservoirs of different capacity, 5 pump stations, 32 complete transformer substations were constructed, 22 high-voltage transformers were installed.
Thus, the local population also benefited from settlements and infrastructure built for all refugees and internally displaced persons in all regions.
The funds of 86,6 million manats allocated in 2012 for the public utilities used by IDPs were paid directly to the service organizations through the treasury in the manner centralized for actual consumption under the established norms.
The funds in the amount of 108, 7 million manats allocated from state budget for the payment of food cost allowance for 2012were given to IDPs through ATMs.
Ministry, committee, company, concern and joint-stock companies assisted IDPs different aids worth 5, 0 million manat on various holidays.
In autumn-winter seasons (October, November, December, January and February) 40 litre kerosene was provided for 64,6 thousand IDPs families at the expense of 6,8 million manats approved for the purchase of stove fuel.
Humanitarian aid in the amount of 696,2 thousand manats made by the State Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan for Affairs of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons was made to 24 regional (city) executive power and in the amount of 28,9 thousand manats, totally 725,1 thousand manats made on the base of applications received by refugees and internally displaced persons.
The payment of average monthly salary of more than 12 thousand internally displaced persons previously worked in enterprises, organizations funded from the budget, deprived of workplaces and not recruited due to reasons beyond their control was continued.
Repair works was carried out in the 37 facilities settled temporarily by the IDPs.
Industrial goods in the amount of 900,0 thousand manats were produced in 2012 by the agro-industrial and agricultural farms under the the State Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan for Affairs of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons.
In 2012, 73 temporary settlement facilities were supplied with 40 power transforms of various types, 40 artesian and other water pump, 3060 meter power cable, 93500 meter power conductor and other auxiliary equipment and materials by the State Committee for Affairs of Refugees and IDPs.
During the reporting period 1938, including 613 persons in densely and temporarily populated areas internally displaced persons and as a result of mutual interaction with Ministry of Labour and Social Protection and its structural divisions, 1.325 were provided with permanent works, 1858 with seasonal works. 570 were given the status of unemployment, 605 were appointed to the unemployment benefits. 385 were involved in vocational courses and 139 in public works on the base of requirements of labor market.
In 2012, 9 thousand of internally displaced persons, in the years of 2004-2012 85,5 thousand were provided with relevant work, 3.770 wrre given the unemployment status, 2331were involvet in vocational-training courses, 1.716 in the paid public works, 16 thousand families were given targeted social assistance.
Under the program of the National Fund for Entrepreneurship Support of Ministry of Economy and Industry of the Azerbaijan Republic, in the years of 2004-2012, prferential loan in the amount of 32,2 milion manats were granted to the financing of investment project of entrepreneurship subjects of 1534 internally displaced families, including 22,6 million manats to 874 internally displaced entrepreneur in 2012, also 9,3 preferential loan were given to 3 investment project which is based on new technologies.
Installation of electric meter in overall 96069 apartments was intended by «Azerenergy» JSC. Today, 58340 electric meters have been installed in private houses, 32560 in the apartment at compactsettlement facilities, generally -90900 (94,6%) electric meters have been installed. 27300 (30%) of them are “smart-card” type electric meters. Installation of electric meters by «Bakielektrikshebeke» OJSC in private and compact settlements was completely finished.
Facilitation work of power supply at compact residential facilitates settled by the internally displaced persons in all territories, including Baku city regardless of other power processors has been fully implemented.
The work on the installation of gas meters intended in the private and compact settlement facilities of all the cities and regions (including Baku city) of the Republic by «Azerigas» Production Association of the State Oil Company has been completely finished. Residential areas and settlements resided by internally displaced persons are rapidly equipped with gas. While exploiting the newly constructed buildings are supplied with electric meter. Currently, 352.625 IDPs are provided with natural gas in the Republic.
Recently modern heating system is installed for heating the apartments in high-rise buildings constructed for internally displaced persons and flats of IDPs are supplied with heat.
Various priority humanitarian and development projects with the value of 30,0 million USD were implemented as a result of transparent, free and sustainable condition created for 49 international, 43 local humanitarian organizations of which activities are coordinated annually by Republican Commission on International Humanitarian Aid.
During the last 9 years, the poverty rate among IDPs decreased from 75% up to 15%. 1040 manat funds were spent in 2012 due to benefits and public utilities provided for each IDP. It is the highest rate compared to all conflict zones around the world.
Implementation of relevant measures for the regular delivery of truth to the world community regardingArmenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was continued.
Also, during the year 180 meeting were held with the representatives of foreign countries, international financial bodies, as well as humanitarian and development organizations in this field.
According to the item 2 of the order No 298 dated on July 1, 2004 issued by the President of Azerbaijan Republic and on the base of 674 applications (466 applicatins from refugees and internally displaced persons, 208 applications from other citizens) were received by the State Committee for Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons, the representative of the Committee participated in the 213 judicial processes on moving IDPs from the places they had settled.
In 2012, more than 60 thousand oral and written application presented by refugees and internally displaced persons to the Cabinet of Ministers of Azerbaijan Republic and State Committee on the Affairs of Refugees and IDPs were reviewed, 10 thousand persons were received and more than 80 percent of applications were resolved positively.