Participants charity “Race World”, which caused
42.5 tons of humanitarian cargo to the affected areas of inter-ethnic clashes in Kyrgyzstan,
safely returned to Ekaterinburg.
Living in the Sverdlovsk region genuinely felt for the volunteers who took care of Osh and Jalal-Abad, and followed all messages in the media about the movement of the caravan. And it is no accident: an interest in shares, about the beginning of which was announced in late June, was enormous. Sverdlovchane responding to the disaster in the distant Kyrgyzstan, carrying on the collection points for humanitarian assistance flour, rice, sunflower oil, clothing, toys. Children are one of the Yekaterinburg schools drew pictures on the theme of peace for their peers from Kyrgyzstan. More than 40 tons of humanitarian aid have been collected in just three weeks. All of this Ural defenders took to the south of Kyrgyzstan. Returning home, they shared their impressions with reporters about the trip. A large number of media representatives who came to the meeting, shows how Ural interesting events in the distant central Asian republic and hoped that the situation is normalized.
Participants “Reis World LA Grishin, R. Serazhetdinov, A. Lukanin. Photo Agency “Fergana.Ru”
As told organizers “Race World”, the route of the convoy with humanitarian aid, who left from Yekaterinburg, passed through customs post nodular, and then through Kostanay, Astana, Karaganda, Balkhash, Chu, Bishkek, Osh and Jalal-Abad. Back Yekaterinburg back to Astana in the same way, and then through Petropavlovsk proceeded to the customs post “Petukhovo”, through which entered Russia. The trip took two weeks.
Participants “Reis World
To prepare for it carefully, as told, answering the question of “Fergany.Ru” chairman of the NGO “Ural House Leonid Grishin: Consulate General of the Kyrgyz Republic in Yekaterinburg was a letter to the power structures of Russia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan with a request to cooperate fully with the protesters “Rays of the world,” Sverdlovsk Regional Public Organization “Ata-Jurt” helped to contact the Kyrgyz party compatriots “Zamandash”, whose representatives have provided a second car. On it to the affected areas of the republic carried 22 tons of flour.
Representatives of the Uzbek community in Yekaterinburg, collected a considerable part of humanitarian assistance, human rights commissioner of the Sverdlovsk region Tatiana Merzlyakov helped solve many issues with officials of a number of Russian services for clearance and worked with colleagues from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan to ensure the smooth passage of the convoy through the territories of these countries. Organization of Yekaterinburg, which are engaged by migrant workers (they have initiated the action), solved all the organizational issues and deliver the goods. Directly in Central Asia have helped solve many issues from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and in Kyrgyzstan – yet MOE republic.
Despite such strong support, was not without its adventures on the road, especially at border crossings.
“It seems to be in Russia and Kazakhstan are now a common customs area, the borders are open, but we have this” open “feel to me: we tested eight o’clock, till they came by our partners from the IOM, – says Leonid Grishin. - They followed us on the territory of Kazakhstan, for we had made a “green corridor”, in all positions was passed without problems. The transition of the Kazakh-Kyrgyz border, too, was difficult, despite letters of support that we have had and support the IOM, we spent four o’clock.
On the way to Osh, the expedition was tormented by forebodings, which, fortunately, not materialized.
“Going through the territory of Kazakhstan, we occasionally went to the Internet, watching news, – says co-organizer of the action, director of” Migratika “Alexander Lukanin. - We realized that our visit coincides with the 40th day after the tragedy, the media flashed the information that the conflict could flare up again. We traveled to Kyrgyzstan with apprehension. From Bishkek to Osh we were accompanied by Colonel MOE, with him we were safely past the seven checkpoints, and the eighth most in Osh, we arrived at four o’clock in the night during curfew hours. It began with district Furkat, and it was like in the blockbuster – against the background of destroyed homes roam armed to the teeth, whether soldiers, or police, or thugs – they were in khaki uniforms without insignia and in some T-shirts, their hands lay on the trigger machines. These people came to our cars, and demanded a passport, something to turn over the pages viewed, crawled into our window. We are very tense, thought that would lose the humanitarian cargo, but later, when they can see what we are citizens of Russia and his team came to miss us, let us go. “
Machines with humanitarian aid settled in one of the units of Osh, and from there transported products targeted to the needy.
Children’s drawings – from heart to heart
“All the help was targeted, – emphasized the technical project manager” Race World “Rafael Sirazhetdinov. - Even in the Urals, we drew up lists of specific streets and areas which it will, among aid, which we drove, there were parcels from relatives to specific individuals. Accordingly, we had phone numbers and addresses of recipients. When we arrived, we each phoned, he reported the number of his machine, this machine, and porters came, passed through a checkpoint of the military unit, we are filled with acts of acceptance, transfer, loaded with humanitarian aid in this car. And we, along with her traveling in a particular area and controlled the distribution of humanitarian aid, all that we fixed on the photo and video. People knew that it was going to help her very much and waiting.
It is targeting delivery, assured the protesters, ensures that humanitarian aid reaches the people, and not left “the left”.
Distribution of humanitarian aid to Osh
“International organizations, large amounts of humanitarian aid, – says Alexander Lukanin – probably the strength and ability to distribute it away from them, so they entrust this task to the authorities, but much of the aid is not reaching people, UNO humanitarian aid is sold in markets Osha .
In such a situation the Ural defenders collided, and themselves. According to Alexander Lukanin, they are the Russians tried to help not only the Kirghiz and Uzbeks, but also compatriots – Russian, living in southern Kyrgyzstan. They contacted the head of the Russian diaspora, offered assistance. He said that there are victims families, organizations have lists of these individuals, and offered to take the “humanitarian aid” and give this to people. Participants “Reis World” said that they themselves hand out aid and asked for this list. As a result, representatives of the Russian diaspora called and told that abandon their parts in favor of the Kyrgyz and Uzbeks. The expedition found themselves 14 Russian families, and learned that none of them anything about an organization such as the Russian diaspora, not heard.
According to the head of public organization “Ural House Leonid Grishin,” Race the World “- it is very hard volunteer work, both economically and morally. It was very difficult to see done to the city, hundreds of destitute people who Yekaterinburg’s defenders tried to help any products or advice.
“On the road we met often cars that were filled – instead of seven people going 17 instead of seventeen – 25, – says Leonid Grishin, – according to the border every day to Kazakhstan and Russia are leaving 250-500 people. They’re coming and Kyrgyz and Uzbeks. They run, mainly men under 40 years. And, go to “nowhere”, sometimes not even thinking about the documents “, – noted human rights activist.
Growth seen dozens of people consulted about what they have to undergo the procedure in Russia to obtain legal status. But, according to Leonid Grishin, to the south of Kyrgyzstan departure of people, perhaps, is a relief, because that would reduce the tensions and contradictions that have not dissipated. But Russia promises to issue, as the refugees do not want to return back.”These people are not guided in Russia in general. They have one desire – to get away from Kyrgyzstan “, – adds L. Grishin.
“We talked with witnesses: it was a war, brutal destruction of one another, and to the restoration of peace is still very far – continues Leonid Grishin. - People are living in subhuman conditions. They are up tents in the yards of their damaged homes and live in them. Day seems to be the city lives an ordinary life – is trading, driving cars, but somehow very fast moving, never stopping for long periods, and closer to the city curfew is dying out. On the streets, only armored vehicles and emergency vehicles.
“The situation there is very stressful, the air is electrified, the slightest spark from one or the other could again ignite the fire”, – said Alexander Lukanin.
But in any case, my contribution to the Urals to alleviate the situation in Osh and Jalal-Abad introduced. Of course, 40 tons – a drop in the sea, but the organizers of the “World Flight” pleased that most of the cargo was flour.
“Bread is – this is now the staple food in Osh”, – said L. Grishin.
If there willing to help assemble a new batch of humanitarian aid, Ural defenders are ready to go in the second flight, “the road trodden. By the way, and they returned home empty-handed. Children living in refugee camps, were very happy pictures of their peers from Ekaterinburg and also draw pictures of their wish for the world.
Alexey Starostin. Photos and videos available to members of the “World Flight”