Mission Statment

Since the deportation of Circassians from their historical homeland in the North Caucasus, and Circassians have been faced by one tragedy after another. Over the last 150 years, Circassians have been frequently caught in the middle of various conflicts and repeatedly faced with sever humanitarian disasters. It has become urgently pressing to establish an Organization that can aid and assist Circassians throughout their adversity, elevate all hardships and facilitate their return to their homeland in the North Caucasus. Therefore the Circassian Repatriation Organization is aimed:

  • To provide aid and support to all Circassians who wish to return to the historic homeland in the North Caucasus;
  • To relieve distress resulting from the dislocation of persons of Circassian heritage and provide support by establishing, operating and maintaining a centre or centres to provide relief, and to provide assistance for relocation and repatriation to safe environments;
  • To develop or promote awareness of the plight of person, especially those of Circassian heritage by educating and instructing the public on measures for relocating and repatriating such person to safe havens in the North Caucasus by researching and documenting factors to such end;
  • To provide necessities of life to victims of disasters and dislocations for persons of Circassian heritage;
  • To educate and increase the public’s understanding of the plight of persons of Circassian heritage and the importance of stressing their right to repatriating them by offering seminars, conferences and meetings and by collecting and disseminating information related thereto;
  • To develop and provide programs promoting the protection and preservation of persons of Circassian heritage through educating institutions, industries, businesses and individuals about the need to provide assistance and aid to such persons in repatriation;
  • To establish communication with the appropriate governments or governmental agencies and international agencies to attain the purposes of the Organization;
  • To initiate, fund and support agricultural, industrial, and commercial projects for improving the living standards of repatriated Circassians and improving the economic conditions in the North Caucasus in general as well as financially supporting the Organization to fulfill its objectives;
  • To provide education, scholarships, counseling and other support services for dislocated persons and refugees of Circassian descent in need; and
  • To establish a fund to grant aid to such ends by making donations to qualified charitable organizations.