Hasavyurt, Zarechnaja street, 63
On November 11 the Dagestan Regional Charitable Fund "Salvation" began assisting reconstruction efforts in the Novolak district of Dagestan. A number of houses were repaired by a group of builders representing various ethnic communities. Focus was made on restoring those houses that did not require serious capital investment. This mainly involved repairing roofs and windows, in order to create the minimal living conditions. Especially important was the active involvement of Dagestan Chechens in repairing houses of people, that suffered from the aggression, which came from neighboring Chechnya. The "North Caucasus NGO Monitor" wrote about the tensions that developed between Dagestan Chechens and other Dagestan peoples as a consequence of the fighting in August-September 1999. The active involvement of local Chechens in the reconstruction efforts in the Novolak district of Dagestan helps in restoring decent relationships between them and other ethnic communities, preventing the development of "enemy images" inside the Dagestan society.
Today the Dagestan Regional Charitable Fund "Salvation" is actively seeking funds to continue this important program that has both a humanitarian and psychological aspect.
Last updated: April 2000
A print version of much of the information contained in this NIS Third Sector Organizations section can be found in the The Post-Soviet Handbook (Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1999).