THE CHANCELLERY OF
DISCUSSION ON HUMANITARIAN SITUATION
H.R.H. Crown Princess Katarina organized second coordination meeting of non- governmental organizations yesterday at the Royal Palace where current humanitarian problems and the ways to deal with these problems were discussed.
Mr. Paul Hebert, the Head of the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Mrs. Ljiljana Pejin-Stokić, coordinator of DACU (Development and Aid Coordination Unit ) of the Republic Ministry for International Economic Affairs, representatives of some thirty non-governmental organizations and members of the Foundation of HRH Princess Katarina attended the meeting.
Discussing the heating problems during the winter season, Mr. Paul Hebert said ECHO would provide heating fuel for the refugees and temporarily displaced persons, while UNICEF would provide the fuel for social institutions and clinics.
Mrs. Ljiljana Pejin-Stokić emphasized that DACU would make an effort to coordinate all NGO activities with the Government of the Republic of Serbia and cited as an example current projects on the reconstruction of emergency services and the acquisition of diagnostic equipment.
Representatives of non-governmental organizations expressed their willingness to help relevant Ministries to co-ordinate activities and announced that the next meeting would occur in November at the Royal Palace.
Belgrade, October 12, 2001.
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