Several projects of the Civic Assistance Committee were completed or restructured. You can find information on these projects on the Project Archive webpage.
The Project Archive
ASSISTANCE TO POLITICAL REFUGEES FROM CENTRAL ASIA
Since 2005 the Committee has implemented a special project on protection of human rights of refugees from Central Asia since this group is one of the most vulnerable among forced migrants in Russia: these countries’ authorities persecute their citizens for their political views and sometimes continue to pursue them outside the countries. The project is supported by National Endowment for Democracy.
HELP TO THE SICK FROM CHECHNYA
After military operations in Chechnya, its health and social systems have been destroyed. That is why in 2003-2008 together with Caritas France the Committee was carrying out humanitarian programs for the sick on low income from Chechnya, who suffer from serious illnesses; the project was funded by European Commission – Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection (ECHO). The Committee was assisting in arranging medical treatment, providing medication, paying for medical examinations and return tickets to the place of medical care. During 5 years 8900 people have received help.
ASSISTANCE TO WAR-TORN VILLAGES OF HIGHLAND CHECHNYA
Many schools in highland villages of Chechnya were hit by the war. In 2007 with financial support from Foreign Ministry, France the Committee and Caritas France provided assistance to 20 schools: some schools were renovated, 2 of them had playgrounds built, equipment was bought for 7 schools and a children’s craft center; a school bus was given to Itum-Kalinski educational department as a gift. All 20 schools were given fiction and educational books for children.
ASSISTANCE IN VOLUNTARY RETURN
Since 2007 according to an agreement with the Flemish Refugee Council, the Committee has carried out projects aimed at facilitating the process of migrants’ reintegration in Russia for those migrants who voluntarily made a decision to leave Belgium for their homeland.
The projects provide those who return home with: necessary informational and organizational assistance, as well as answers to questions of migration service, Belgium, concerning requirements of Russian migrants’ return to their homeland and compiling a general report on this issue.
PEACEMAKING ACTIVITY IN PRIGORODNY DISTRICT OF NORTH OSSETIYA
In 2006 the Committee together with Memorial Human Rights Centre organized a summer educational and leisure camp for Ossetyan and Ingush children who attend separate schools at home, and in 2008 – a pedagogic seminar for Ossetyan and Ingush teachers from the same schools. The projects aim at restoration of social relations and reduction of inter-ethnic tension.