Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov.19 / Trend, E. Kosolapova/
U.S. Volunteer organization Peace Corps has suspended its volunteer activities in Kazakhstan based on a number of operational considerations, the organization said on Friday.
"All 117 Peace Corps volunteers serving in the country are safe and will soon participate in a transition conference," the report said.
The organization's presence was suspended in Kazakhstan followed a wave of militant attacks recently committed in the country.
Some explosion took place in Kazakh cities of Atyrau and Taraz from Oct. 31. Some people became victims as a result of explosions. Moreover a wave of false bomb reports shook Kazakh cities during this period.
The Peace Corps was established in 1961 in U.S. Historically, more than 200,000 Americans have served with the Peace Corps to promote a better understanding between Americans and the people of 139 host countries. Today, 9,095 volunteers are working with local communities in 75 host countries.
Peace Corps has operated in Kazakhstan without interruption since 1993. Over 1,120 Americans have served in Kazakhstan since the program was established, working with communities in projects focused on teaching English, education, youth development, HIV/AIDS prevention, and community development.