Humanitarian response in South Ossetia

Kuvshinov, Alexander
June 2009
Crisis Response Journal;Jun2009, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p24
The article reports on the response of Russia after Georgia's military forces attacked South Ossetia in August 2008. Reportedly, Russia held an emergency meeting and ordered the minister for civil defence, emergency situations and elimination of consequences of natural disasters (EMERCOM of Russia) to respond. EMERCOM provided humanitarian relief to civilians by using selector communication systems, deploying several truck convoys to carry refugees and mobile hospitals for medical assistance.


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