Citizens of Baksan at the city  holiday, 20.09.2015. Photo

23 September 2015, 21:02

"Ochag" holds an action: residents of Baksan buy sheep for Syrian Circassians

Activists of the NGO "Ochag" (Hearth) raise funds to congratulate Syrian Circassians in Kabardino-Balkaria on the occasion of the holiday of Eid al-Adha. Residents of Baksan joined the action and bought seven sheep for Syrian Circassians, living in the village of Krem-Konstantinovka.

The message about the action held by the NGO "Ochag" was received by the SMS-service of the "Caucasian Knot" on September 22. "The activists of Kabardino-Balkaria raise funds to distribute meat of sacrificial animals of Eid al-Adha for repatriates from Syria," the author of the SMS wrote.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that the NGO "Ochag" was registered by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) of the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic (KBR) on August 24. The creation of the organization was initiated by members of the group "Help Compatriots from Syria" in social networks "Facebook" and "VKontakte".

According to Asker Bora, one of the founders of the "Ochag", in the course of the action, residents of Baksan presented a sheep to each family of Syrian Circassians, living in the village of Krem-Konstantinovka of the Baksan District. The activist has noted that in total, seven families got sacrificial sheep.

Asker Bora has added that the detailed report concerning the funds raised and spent by the activists in the course of the action will be published in the group "Help Compatriots from Syria" on Facebook.

According to the Department of the Federal Migration Service (FMS) for Kabardino-Balkaria, as of May 1, 2015, 849 Syrian Circassians lived in the KBR. Of them, 256 stayed in the republic on the basis of temporary residence permits, and 543 on the basis of residence permits.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

Author: Lyudmila Maratova; Source: CK correspondent

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