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DRCU Council Discusses Ongoing Humanitarian Response

21 September 2022

On 20 September the Disaster Response Coordination Unit (DRCU) Council convened at the Ministry of Emergency Situations (MES) of the Kyrgyz Republic to discuss the ongoing and future humanitarian activities, including a rapid assessment of the humanitarian needs of affected communities.


The Government Co-chair of the DRCU, First Deputy of the MES, Azamat Mambetov, informed of the current humanitarian situation and thanked the DRCU members for providing quick emergency response.

The UN Co-chair of the DRCU, UN Resident Coordinator Antje Grawe, conveyed condolences to families and friends of those who lost lives, wished speedy recovery to the injured, and shared sympathies with all the internally displaced people.

She emphasized the importance of conducting solid needs assessment to inform a detailed humanitarian response plan and engage in comprehensive response and early recovery efforts which take into consideration the need to ensure access to government services for the affected communities, including resumption of education for children, availability of hygienic and sanitation measures and psychosocial support at camps for internally displaced people, among other.

The DRCU’s rapid needs assessment will be finalized next week.

DRCU Council Discusses Ongoing Humanitarian Response

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