Press Release

UN Resident Coordinator discussed ongoing humanitarian efforts with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

19 September 2022

UN Resident Coordinator (UNRC) Antje Grawe has met today with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Aibek Moldogaziev to discuss the ongoing efforts of the Disaster Response Coordination Unit (DRCU) in addressing the immediate humanitarian needs of the affected population.

The DRCU was activated on 16 September 2022 following the request of the Ministry of Emergency Situations (MES) for urgent and coordinated delivery of humanitarian aid.

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. 

The DRCU was established in 2008 and is co-chaired by UNRC and the MES to enhance cooperation and coordination between the Government, UN, Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and other key actors for adequate and effective humanitarian response to emergency situations.

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