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Kyrgyzstan|politics|September 20, 2022 / 10:43 AM
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, UN Resident Coordinator discuss ongoing humanitarian efforts

AKIPRESS.COM - Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Aibek Moldogaziev and UN Resident Coordinator (UNRC) Antje Grawe discussed the situation at the Kyrgyz-Tajik border.

According to the Foreign Ministry, the deputy minister provided information on the situation, including information on victims and destruction in Kyrgyzstan as a result of the armed act of Tajikistan's aggression.

Antje Grave reported the Disaster Response Coordination Unit (DRCU) addressed the immediate humanitarian needs of the affected population.

As part of DRCU’s immediate response, on 16 September, the UN World Food Program quickly responded to the needs of over 14,000 internally displaced people by providing an initial 40 tons of food (36 tons of wheat flour and 4 tons of vegetable oil) to the MES. Overall, WFP will deliver 400 tons of food (360 tons of wheat flour and 40 tones of vegetable oil).

Other members of DRCU, including MSF, the Kyrgyzstan Red Crescent, and UNICEF, provided support to the internally displaced people by distributing non-food and hygiene items, psychosocial and medical support. As part of DRCU, further assistance has been committed, including by IOM, UNFPA, UNHCR, and WHO, in close coordination with the MES. 

Aibek Moldogaziyev expressed his gratitude due to the launch of the DRCU and the measures taken by the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Kyrgyzstan to provide humanitarian assistance to the victims.

Antje Grave expressed her readiness to continue to cooperate with the state bodies of Kyrgyzstan to normalize life in Batken region.

After the meeting, the UN Resident Coordinator signed the book of condolences.

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