Who are we?
IFRC Country Representation in the Kyrgyz Republic, based in Bishkek.
IFRC had no presence in Kyrgyzstan since 1998. Support to the Red Crescent Society of the Kyrgyz Republic was provided primarily from the IFRC Regional Representation based in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Guided by the Strategy 2020 and the IFRC SG’s objectives,
Europe Zone Office commissioned a review of the Secretariat functions and structure in Central Asia in 2010. Based on the outcomes of the Review, and in line with the change process in the Kyrgyzstan NS that aims at greater integration and coordination, it was decided to establish the IFRC country presence in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. As a result, a position of the Federation Senior Advisor to the Kyrgyz RC was established towards the end of 2010 in order to provide support to the NS leadership to develop a more integrated approach within and between projects and departments within the frameworks of the Operational Alliance.