Press Release

Switzerland allocates USD 2,2 million to support most vulnerable rural communities in climate change and disaster risks resilience

28 June 2022

Today, on 28 June, the Swiss Ambassador Olivier Bangerter and the Country Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Kojiro Nakai have signed an agreement on the Swiss contribution to the WFP’s Country Strategic Plan for 2018-2022 (CSP). 

The Government of Switzerland will allocate USD 2,2 million for the WFP CSP pillar aimed at building the resilience of the most vulnerable rural communities against climate change and disaster risks. This component is being implemented by WFP in partnership with the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The activities within the pillar will cover Osh, Batken and Naryn provinces and support around 50’000 most vulnerable households, as well as targeted local authorities and institutions on the national level to build a systemic approach in managing hazards, such as droughts, mudslides, floods, etc. Reliable and timely climate information, disaster-resilient planning and selected infrastructure support will be provided to the beneficiaries.

Disaster risk management activities will also be strengthened to prepare for climate related hazards and reduce their impact on food and nutrition security. The vulnerable communities will be provided with food and livestock security insurance tools and will be trained on build-back-better mechanisms.

The contribution implementation is foreseen for 1 year.

For more information about the project and WFP, please contact: Almaz Tchoroev, Communications Officer,

tel: +996 550 577 597, email: almaz.tchoroev@wfp.org 

For more information on Swiss Development Cooperation, please contact: Tursunai Chodurova, Communications Officer, Swiss Embassy/Bishkek, tel: +996 770 710054, email: tursunai.chodurova@eda.admin.ch  

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The Government of Switzerland provides assistance for the development of the Kyrgyz Republic. Since 1994, Switzerland has granted more than CHF 450 million to Kyrgyzstan in the form of technical, financial and humanitarian support. For more information, please visit https://www.eda.admin.ch/bishkek.

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Switzerland allocates USD 2,2 million to support most vulnerable rural communities in climate change and disaster risks resilience

Almaz Tchoroev

Almaz Tchoroev

WFP
Communications and Donor Relations Officer

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