MOSCOW, 7 March, Caucasus Times. On Tuesday, Head of the Russian Branch of the Danish Refugee Council Per Ilsaas told the journalists that starting from this Tuesday morning Danish Refugee Council resumed its humanitarian operations on the territory of the Chechen Republic.
In his words, “security situation in Chechnya allows Danish Refugee Council to resume its work in the previous format”. Danish Refugee Council is one of the biggest humanitarian organizations working on the territory of the North Caucasus.
On February this year Danish Refugee Council had to suspend its operations in Chechnya. This was caused by the statement made by then Acting Prime Minister of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov who stressed that because of the cartoon scandal caused by the publications of Prophet Muhammad’s caricatures in the Danish press Danish organizations should stop its activities on the territory of Chechnya.
Later on under the pressure put by the Kremlin, Ramzan Kadyrov announced that Danish Refugee Council can resume its activities in Chechnya. In the meantime, UN Humanitarian Actions Coordinator in Russia Kasidis Rochanakorn has recently noticed that Chechnya continues to be a dangerous area for the humanitarian workers.