Aid for those in need

  • 2007-12-12
  • Interview by Kimberly Kweder
If there's anyone who's familiar with the social and humanitarian issues affecting Lithuania and its neighboring countries it's Arturas Jonkus. He was a diplomat in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs during the first nine years of Lithuania's independence, and served as a counselor at the Lithuanian Embassy to Estonia from 1995 to 1998. Now he's president of the Lithuanian Red Cross Society (LRC), the largest NGO in the country, overseeing more than 1,000 volunteers, 5,000 members and 42 regional branches. The Baltic Times spoke to Jonkus to find out more about the LRC's work and ask his thoug...
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