Tragedy in South Ossetia caused ready response in regions of the country. Convoys with humanitarian assistance for the Ossetic people injured with Georgia's hostilities proceed to the republic every day from all cities of Russia.
Karelia could not stand back from the trouble of the population of South Ossetia. Head of Karelia Sergey Katanandov has declared, that the region will render victims its assistance and support. First of all, it is financial help - the reserve fund of the Head of Karelia allocates three millions roubles for this purpose.
As well as all over the country, Karelia is taking up a collection for the citizens of South Ossetia. Some of our enterprises have already responded to the call to render assistance to the refugees. Thus, Karelsky Okatysh (Karelian Iron-Ore Pellets), Inc., transfers 150 thousand roubles.
All work on collection of humanitarian assistance for South Ossetia is coordinated by the working group specially created in the Government of Karelia under the presidence of the Prime Minister Pavel Chernov.
On August 14, the Prime Minister of Karelia held the expanded meeting with heads of ministries of the republic where other ways and opportunities of rendering assistance to the Ossetic people from Karelia were discussed.
According to Pavel Chernov, except for the financial help, the republic can offer improving camps and sanatoria for vacation of the South Ossetia's children and women. In particular, the Wood Fairy Tale children's camp founded by KareliaOpen, Ltd., has expressed readiness to accept 80 refugees.
Besides, the task of sending building materials and medicines to South Ossetia is to be considered.