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Mission Statement
Our mission and values
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Awareness and assistance
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Mission Statement

The Chechnya Advocacy Network is a grass-roots not-for-profit organization with a horizontal structure and network member groups all over the US and Europe (see Our Structure). We are independent, non-partisan and non-denominational.

Through the activities of our members and staff we combine four broad areas of action:

1. Raising awareness about the human rights, security and socio-economic situation in Chechnya and the North Caucasus among policy-makers and the public

2. Advocating for effective international humanitarian and development assistance

3. Producing and promoting high-quality analysis of the situation in Chechnya and the North Caucasus

4. Addressing the material, legal and educational needs of residents of Chechnya and the North Caucasus as well as Chechen refugees in exile through developing innovative projects and cooperating with partner NGOs

Our goal is to help the residents of the North Caucasus region build a peaceful, prosperous and democratic future that will allow them to live normal, happy lives. We are guided in our work by the needs and priorities of individuals and communities affected by the wars, violence, human rights violations, displacement and deprivation of the past decade and a half. Because we consider ourselves on the side of the many victims of the conflict that has torn Chechnya for years, CAN does not side, and has never sided, with any of the parties involved nor do we promote any specific political outcomes.

New York, October 2006

Humanitarian crisis in Chechnya:

Hunger, desperate poverty, people living in bombed-out ruins and squalid camps, landmines causing daily casualties, widespread health problems and a whole generation growing up without adequate schooling...
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