Historical background to the document "Speeches of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev during his meetings at the frontline districts - Imishli, Fizuli, Beylagan, Shamkir, Agjabedi and Ganja (December 11, 1993)"

During Heydar Aliyev`s visit to the frontline region - Imishli, Fuzuli, Beylagan, Shamkir, Ahjabedi on December 11-12, 1993, the issues related to the defence of the country, providing the welfare of the IDPs were in the focus. Heydar Aliyev returned to power at the demand of the population, when Azerbaijan was facing the problem of one million refugees and displaced persons. Thanks to Heydar Aliyev`s efforts, the international community and organizations were involved in the solution of the problem.

The State Program on the Solution of the Problems of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons was adopted by the instruction of Heydar Aliyev dated September 17, 1998, the Social Development Fund for Internally Displaced Persons instituted by the decree of Heydar Aliyev dated December 6, 1999, the State Program on the improvement of the Living Conditions of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons and their Employment” approved by the instruction of Ilham Aliyev dated July 1, 2004. As a result of successful implementation of the programs, the majority of problems of refugees and IDPs have been solved.