Each year, Swiss Post and its partners (Red Cross Suisse, Swiss Radio and this year Credit Suisse) in coordination with local Red Cross office organize the visit and distribution of humanitarian help collected by people of Switzerland. The project is very successful and it will happen for 15th time in Christmass season 2011/2112.
Moldova is is a landlocked state
in Eastern Europe
, located between Romania
to the West and Ukraine
to the North, East and South. It declared itself an independent state
with the same boundaries as the preceding Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic
in 1991, as part of the dissolution of the Soviet Union
. A strip of Moldova's internationally recognized territory on the east bank of the river Dniester
has been under the de facto
control of the breakaway government of Transnistria
since 1990. (wikipedia)
It remains one of the poorest countries in the region.
The story with photographs has been published in November 2011 issue of Die Post. Tear-sheets below.