As the humanitarian calamity deepens in the South of Kyrgyz Republic and suffering continues, we can no longer only offer our sympathies and hopes for a peaceful settlement. Though from this far there is a limitation on what we can do and achieve, but this is certainly the moment to mobilize resources for humanitarian aid. We have been discussing the possibilities with the national and international organizations including the Kyrgyz Embassy in London and representations from the neighboring states on how to be effective in these difficult times.
To start with, any financial contributions will be collected by Cambridge Central Asia Forum while we try to work out how medical and other aid items can be collected and channeled to affected regions and/or refugee shelters.
It is of utmost importance to target what we collect and ensure its fair and just usages, but our collective efforts now must be mobilized into real action and resources for the people of Kyrgyzstan.
Cheques can be made to ‘QCCMC- Cambridge Central Asia Appeal’ and sent to c/o Prof S.S. Saxena, Jesus College, Cambridge, CB5 8BL UK.
Or by bank transfer to:
Acct Name: QCCMC
Acct No: 03741051
Sort Code: 30-91-56
Address: Lloyds TSB
University of Cambridge Branch
Sidney Street, Cambridge CB5 8BL
Note: when doing a bank transfer please ALSO send your name and the amount to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate ‘Kyrgyz Appeal’ in the subject field of the message.
We hope, as we are sure you do, that there is an immediate end to crisis and all of our friends and their families and loved ones remain unaffected.
Those who have further ideas about how to help please get in touch, there is much to be done and done quickly. Despite the current situation and breakdown, the resilience and spirit of Central Asian people is strong enough to overcome this phase of history and to continue to live together peacefully. We are sure that together we can alleviate the suffering and speed up recovery.