In November 1991 after the disintegration of the Soviet Union, The Chechen Republic of the Russian Federation declared independence from Russia. However, Russia had refused Chechen’s disengagement, and in December 1994, Russia dispatched military to units Chechen for inhibiting their independence. And to be escalated into The First Chechen War.
Since the war had been prolonged and 170,000 of refugees had outpoured to neighbor republic countries, JEN investigated for emergency assistance in the capital of the Republic of Ingushetia, Nazran in February 1995. The life environment of the refugees was bad condition, some of them was forced to live in the trains which called Train Camp. JEN, in cooperation with the IOM (International Organization for Migration) and several local doctors, distributed US$2,000,000 worth of medical supplies to such refugees for one and half years from Autumn 1995.
We started assistance at early time when the war was heated up and international support was difficult to reach. Thus we could provide medical treatment to many of the refugees.