In Kyrgyzstan, the ICRC helps victims of violence, visits detainees, promotes IHL, renovates and supplies health facilities, works with the authorities on the issue of missing persons and helps train the Kyrgyz Red Crescent Society.

This country is covered by the regional delegation in Uzbekistan.
In numbers

January to May 2016

  • 57
    TB-affected detainees successfully completed their treatment.
  • 281
    people were able to visit family members detained far from home, often for the first time after years of separation, because the ICRC covered their travel costs.
  • 600
    personnel of the Kyrgyz National Guard received training regarding international humanitarian law and the International Movement of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.
  • 1
    detention facility for detainees serving life sentences benefited from management support (assistance with writing a management plan and design work on two cell blocks).
  • 50
    staff of the Kyrgyz prison service attended ICRC courses or seminars.
  • 113
    TB-affected detainees started treatment.
  • Sokuluk
    temporary detention facility can now provide medical services, thanks to a new medical room and repair work on a toilet and shower.
  • 3
    detention facilities (Osh, Nooken and Kara-Balta) are undergoing refurbishment.
  • 60
    military personnel and police officers received first-aid training.
  • 130
    people attended a conference in Dushanbe on humanitarian work and the principles of IHL in Islam, organized in conjunction with the Islamic Studies Centre.
  • 40
    doctors in the cities of Bishkek and Osh received training in the provision of medical services during emergency situations.
  • 12
    villages in Osh, Jalal-Abad and Batken regions sent their leaders to learn first aid from the Red Crescent Society of Kyrgyzstan.