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    TWO THIRDS OF HUMANITARIAN AID ALLOCATED FOR NORTH CAUCASIAN POPULATION WILL BE SENT TO CHECHNYA

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    MOSCOW, January 29 (RIA Novosti) - The United Nations intends to render humanitarian aid to the North Caucasian population in 2004 to the sum of 62 million US dollars, with the two-thirds of this sum being channeled to Chechnya, Deputy UN Secretary General, coordinator for the humanitarian issues Jan Egeland told journalists at the press conference in Moscow on Thursday.

    According to Egeland's data, the total volume of humanitarian aid rendered by the UN to Russia in the North Caucasus has amounted to 130 million US dollars since 2000.

    At the same time, the deputy UN Secretary General said that although the number of the UN officers in Chechnya has increased the office of this organization in Grozny will not be opened in the near future.

    Earlier in the day Egeland held talks in the Russian Foreign Ministry with Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov. In the focus of the meeting were the questions of the North-Caucasian region as well as possible humanitarian and, primarily, medical aid to be rendered by Russia to other countries.

    In 2003 the Russian Federation delivered humanitarian aid to ten countries. Its volume was from 10 to 20 million US dollars.

    From Russia Egeland will head for Ukraine and then to Belarus

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