Humanitarian aid to victims in the Batken regionMay 2, 2021, 09:12
The "Empowering Women and Girls Affected by Migration for Inclusive and Peaceful Community Development" project, implemented by the “Rosa Otunbayeva Initiative” International Public Foundation (IPF), helped buy food and personal hygiene products for the pilot municipalities of Ak-Turpak and Orozbek in the Batken region.
More than 20,000 local residents have been evacuated from the conflict zone because of armed conflict on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border. Ak-Turpak and Orozbek villages, pilot municipalities of the project, received and accommodated a number of the evacuees. At present, Ak-Turpak and Orozbekovvillages host over 3,000 people, mostly women, children and the elderly. The local governments of these villages asked the “Rosa Otunbayeva Initiative”IPF to provide humanitarian support.
The mobile group of the “Rosa Otunbayeva Initiative” IPF bought and delivered humanitarian aid worth 215,000 soms (flour, sugar, cooking oil, salt, pasta products, wet wipes, baby food, cookies, candles, and laundry soap, and diapers - badly needed for children to the pilot municipalities.
The “Roza Otunbayeva Initiative” team decided to provide their one day's salary to residents of the affected districts of Batken region.
The "Roza Otunbayeva Initiative" IPF implements the "Empowering Women and Girls Affected by Migration for Inclusive and Peaceful Community Development"project jointly with the International Organization for Migration; UN Women; International Labor Organization;“Community Development Alliance” Public Association; and the "Alliance of Trainers and Consultants" Public Foundation with financial support from the UN Peacebuilding Fund.