TITLE

Humanitarian response in South Ossetia

AUTHOR(S)
Kuvshinov, Alexander
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
Crisis Response Journal;Jun2009, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
45480184

 

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