Today, an agreement was signed between the Swiss Red Cross (SRC) and the Red Crescent National Society of the Kyrgyz Republic (RCNS).
This agreement is intended to strengthen the long-term experience of cooperation between the two organizations that are striving to contribute to sustainable development in the Kyrgyz Republic. The agreement was signed by the representative of the Swiss Red Cross - Brigitte Mueller, and Director General of the Red Crescent of Kyrgyzstan Rustam Aleyev. The agreement is intended to document long-term and multilateral cooperation between the two countries and two organizations in the humanitarian sphere. It should be noted that at this time the Swiss Red Cross is supporting Kyrgyzstan through the Red Crescent in a number of projects with a total budget of 2.026.516 Swiss francs.
Since 2014, with the assistance of the SRC, work is under way to create sustainable communities in the Talas Oblast. As part of this activity, the NCPR of the KR increases the capacity of communities to identify and respond to disaster risk through appropriate mitigation projects. In the same year, the Swiss Red Cross drew attention to the problems of lonely elderly people in Kyrgyzstan, supporting the activities of the RCNS to provide home care to the most vulnerable elderly people in Chui Oblast. In 2016, the Red Crescent of Kyrgyzstan with the support of the Swiss Red Cross launched a project to provide access to quality medical services in the field of eye diseases in Batken region, creating a material and technical base and inviting ophthalmologists to the region. In 2017, in all regions of Kyrgyzstan, with the assistance of the Swiss Red Cross, activities have begun to promote voluntary and gratuitous blood donation, aimed at increasing the population's awareness of safe donation and spreading the culture of donated blood donation. We will add that the above-mentioned agreement will allow to expand joint activity. Thus, long-term cooperation plans offer opportunities for the development and support of volunteerism among young people in Kyrgyzstan, as well as a number of other projects.