Kyrgyzstan

25 July 2011

Central Asia quake brings swift response

The 6.2 magnitude earthquake that jolted Central Asia last Wednesday gave the Red Crescent Society of Kyrgyzstan a chance to show how community-based disaster preparedness pays off.
22 September 2010

Kyrgyzstan: A few drops keep a country polio-free

Three-year-old Uylus Jumabekova gently opened her mouth to let the nurse drop in some “vitamins” – it was her grandmother’s explanation to help her take her vaccine against polio.
26 July 2010

Kyrgyzstan: Red Crescent provides ongoing support

Within days of the conflict erupting in southern Kyrgyzstan, the Red Crescent Society of Kyrgyzstan, together with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), was providing relief to the victims of the crisis.
29 June 2010

Red Crescent aid leaves Tashkent bound for Kyrgyzstan

Humanity, impartiality and neutrality are often referred to as the three great principles of the International Movement of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.
22 June 2010

Uzbekistan: the relief operation steps up a gear

The first joint assessment teams from the Uzbekistan Red Crescent, IFRC and ICRC are on the ground and working near Uzbekistan’s western border with Kyrgyzstan.
17 June 2010

Massive needs expected as crisis in central Asia worsens

Hundreds of thousands of ethnic Uzbeks have fled fighting in Kyrgyzstan and are massing on the border of neighbouring Uzbekistan.
Kyrgyzstan: Tackling tuberculosis
23 March 2009

Kyrgyzstan: Tackling tuberculosis

Kyrgyz Red Crescent nurse Sooronova addresses a class of enthusiastic eight-year-olds at City School #20 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan: "We have to tackle tuberculosis together," she says.
Kyrgyzstan earthquake: eyewitness account
9 October 2008

Kyrgyzstan earthquake: eyewitness account

When the first Red Crescent disaster response team reached the site of Nura village, they were greeted with scenes of desolation and despair.
7 October 2008

Red Crescent Society of Kyrgyzstan first to respond to quake survivors

Elena Pavluk from the Kyrgz Red Crescent, is just back from the disaster zone.
Kyrgyzstan air crash – Red Crescent brings essential comfort to victims’ relatives
25 August 2008

Kyrgyzstan air crash – Red Crescent brings essential comfort to victims’ relatives

Kyrgyzstan Red Crescent volunteers and staff were immediately mobilized to bring essential comfort to the relatives of victims of the crash of an airplane near Kyrgyzstan’s capital, Bishkek, which killed 68 people of the 90 passengers and crew on the even
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