The Kindernothilfe (“Fund for Aid for Children”) and the
Diocese of Berlin and Germany are Helping the Childrenís Hospital
Kindernothilfe (“Fund for Aid for Children”) and the Russian Orthodox
Church Outside of Russia have launched a program to help the victims
of the terrorist act in Beslan. On Saturday, September 11, an
airplane departed from Munich Airport containing medical apparatus
valued at 200,000 Euros. Transportation costs were assumed by
the German government. The plane arrived in Beslan at 3:25 pm…
of Russia mourns over the events and Ossetia buries over 300 victims,
doctors from the Ossetian Republicís Childrenís Clinical Hospital
in its capital, Vladikavkaz (headed by chief physician Dr U.N.
Djanaev), are fighting for the lives of more than 100 Beslan children.
The German Kindernothilfe, at the request of the Russian Orthodox
Church in Germany (Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia)
has provided medical equipment valued at 200,000 Euros for the
treatment of these children, and decided to support the organization
of a therapeutic clinic in Beslan.
In the first
hours after the freeing of the hostages, over 200 seriously-injured
and traumatized children arrived at the Childrenís Clinical Hospital
of the Ossetian Republic, but thanks to the selfless labor of
the medical staff of the Clinic, all of these children were saved.
children are in need in further intensive care and medical supervision.
At the present time, more than 100 children are under care. Doctors
expect that in the next few days, more children will arrive in
the hospital: some of those who were released to go home after
their operations might suffer relapses and must undergo further
hospital treatment, so a series of further operations is expected.
Yet the capacity
of the Childrenís Clinical Hospital do not allow for such a stream
of patients. Besides everything else, equipment for endoscopy,
corresponding technology and special surgical instruments are
needed. The Hospital must be reequipped with functioning beds,
and also special inhalators and sterilizers. The Kindernothilfe
and the ROCOR chartered Saturdayís plane (a Transall) to Vladikavkaz.
This flight, financed by the German Federal Republic, is being
overseen by Deacon Andrei Sikojev of ROCOR, the initiator of this
Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany of the Russian Orthodox
Church Outside of Russia said: “We grieve for the victims. We
especially feel sorrow for the wounded and injured children. But
along with our prayers for the dead and the orphaned, quick and
practical help is needed for the physical and spiritual health
of these children!”
the President of Kindernothilfe, describes their tasks thus:
“In the long
term, Kindernothilfe will help support the organization of a walk-in
Therapeutic Clinic, where seriously-traumatized children can receive
help from the clergy, teachers and doctors, which will help them
overcome the terrible memories of these days and gain a new lease
on life. A possible partner in cooperation is the Russian Orthodox
Church in Ossetia.”
been established with representatives of His Eminence Archbishop
Feofan of Stavropolsk and Vladikavkaz.
Minister of the MVD (Ministry of Internal Affairs) S.I. Sikojeff
met the plane containing the humanitarian aid in Vladikavkaz,
along with the Chief Physician of the CCHR, Dr U.N. Djanaev, and
representatives of the clergy headed by Protopriest Vladimir Samoilenko
on behalf of His Eminence Archbishop Feofan of Stavropol and Vladikavkaz.
the children of Beslan through donations for medical services
and the organization of a Therapeutic Center!
KD-Bank, Duisburg. (BLZ: 350 601 90)
Konto 45 45 40
Additional memo: Beslan“/Projekt: 98045
For its open and committed appeals for donations, Kindernothilfe
has since 1992 been granted the Seal of Approval for Charitable
Organizations by the German Central Institute for Social Issues
Thorsten Lichtblau, Kindernothilfe / Referat Presse und Ňffentlichkeitsarbeit
Telephone: (from the USA) (011) 49-203-7789-159
For further information, contact: www.
Andrő Sikojev, tel. (011) 49-178-7262300