001: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees - Russian Federation:
IDPs from North Ossetia.
Historical photo set No.27: Since the collapse of the USSR in 1991,
a number of CIS states have been troubled by armed conflict and refugee movements.
In 1996, the tiny republic of Ingushetia in the North Caucasus was host to some
40,000 Chechen IDPs and 30,000 Ingush IDPs from North Ossetia, including this group at a
collective centre in Plievo.
Photo: UNHCR/26184/1996/T. Bolstad.
002: Russian Federation/Chechnya/Voluntary Repatriation/Grozny/Distribution
On arrival, returnees receive an assistance package of non-food items and a two-month food
ration, provided to UNHCR by the World Food Program. Here, distribution to returnees from the
Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria.
Photo: UNHCR/26192/12.1996/T. Bolstad.